It is not listed in the records of Test matches played between France and Fiji, but in May 1979 we put on one of our best performances, or should I say, came closest to beating the Les Bleus.
Skippered by Jean Pierre-Rives, tagged by BBC as "A cult figure in France", the French were always going to be favourites in the showdown at Laucala.
The Fiji team was named and had five players each from Nadi and Nadroga, two each from Suva and Naitasiri North and one from minor union side, Ba. The team from the lower tier of Fiji Rugby Union was going to provide our skipper for this match.
Ba number eight Sikeli Cagilaba was given the chance to lead the team in the absence of the famous Pio Bosco Tikoisuva. The former Marist man had quit because of adverse public opinion of his performances against England and Maori a few months earlier.
At fullback was Pita Kewa, with Senitiki Nasave and Taniela Nayate on the wings.
Nadroga duo Kini Vosailagi and Wame Gavidi were the midfield backs while Nadi pair Esala Labalaba and Samisoni Viriviri shared the halves combination.
Cagilaba was number eight with Ilami Lutumailagi and Vuata Naresia the flankers.
Jo Green Rayawa and Naitasiri's Nasoni Uluvula were the locks. Nimilote Ratudina and Peceli Kina propped the scrum with Antonio Racika the hooker.
There was a fiery start to the game with some hard hits as France led 6-0 with two penalties to fullback Jean-Michel Aquirre. Ratudina missed one penalty but soon afterwards Fiji almost scored but substitute Serge Blanco, who would go on to become a French rugby star, stood in the way.
Labalaba scooped up a loose ball, made a good run and kicked over the top.
However, there in cover defence was young Blanco on his way to making 93 appearances for the Les Bleus.
Fiji then scored the first try. Nayate took a high kick from inside his own 22 and put up a bomb that Naresia regathered.
He off-loaded to Viriviri with the halfback sending Kina in on the blindside. France 6-4. That's how it stayed at half-time.
Fiji could have taken the lead if only Lutumailagi had been more careful with his handling. Kewa and Nasave combined in a nice passing movement but the big Nadi man dropped the ball short of the try line.
Straight away the French got on with it and Rives created an overlap for Fredrick Costes to go into the corner. France 10-4.
Lutumailagi went out injured and in came Nadroga's Rupeni Qaraniqio. France went further ahead 13-4 with a penalty and that's how it ended despite Nayate going close to scoring late in the game.
If only Fiji had taken their chances. It was more about us giving the game away than the French winning it.
We had our fair share of possession but silly mistakes and handling errors saw us lose by nine points, the same as Brad Johnstone's men at the 1999 Rugby World Cup (28-19).
We have never won against them having lost 21-3 (1964), 31-16 (Rugby World Cup quarter-final 1987); 33-9 (1991); 34-9 (1998); 77-10 (2001); 61-18 (2003) and 34-12 (2010).