WE have the Flying Fijians play in Europe and we had the original Flying Fijian, the late Jo Levula, who mesmerised thousands of rugby fans in his time.
According to the Rochdale Times newspaper we have the Flying Horse, a hotel serving Fijian 'kari toa' or chicken curry on match day in the home of the Vodafone Fiji Bati in Rochdale, England.
It may not take a Sherlock Holmes or Dr Watson to connect the Flying Horse, the Rochdale Rugby League club and the name of the Fijian chef serving Fijian dishes on the day Losana Kucuve, to know where she is from or has marital links to.
Narewa, Nadi men and Fijian Rugby Union legends Jo Levula and Orisi Dawai spent the rest of their rugby playing days playing rugby league with Rochdale and made it their home.
But after the thrilling opener between Fiji's pool mates, Australia and England on Sunday morning, our Fiji Bati will need all the flying and inspiration they need to maintain a line of defence to contain the galloping Kangaroos, after Ireland. Australia won a close 28-20.
The match was awe-inspiring, it would have totally wiped off any positive feelings one had of Fiji's and other nations hopes in this Rugby League World Cup.
Former champions and traditional rugby league giants Australia was at their unbeatable best and are serious about winning back the world title they lost to New Zealand five years ago with stars Billy Slater and Jonathan Thurston in their try-scoring best.
But this is a world cup and anything can happen.
Even England who played so well lost to Italy in a warm-up match and Italy struggled to put away Wales in the second match of the draw on Sunday morning.
NRL champions Sydney Roosters captain Tony Minichiello, brother Mark of the Gold Coast Titans and Newcastle Knights winger Josh Mantellato played well for Italy and they could face England in the quarterfinal with the winner facing the Kiwis in the semifinals.
The Kiwis are hot favourites to come out winners of this year's tournament with Sonny Bill Williams planning to win a second world cup with two different sports.
Fiji is the underdog in this tournament but has the best and most powerful lineup compared to all former Bati sides of yesteryear because of the presence of many NRL players.
We have a handful of wingers who are in fact stars in the NRL and if our Bati forwards led by skipper Petero Civoniceva do their work in dominating the opposition it will pave the way for our runners to exploit the spaces created.
High speed rugby for eighty solid minutes is required from all 13 players and we are depending on our try-scoring machines such as Akuila Uate, Sisa Waqa, Koroibete and Semi Radradra rise to the occasion when they are called up to join the side.
It is a David and Goliath situation. Like the Israel soldiers paralysed with fear for forty days and forty nights in the face of the threats roared out by the giant Goliath, so may be those fans who witnessed the Aussie and English displays on Sunday morning.
Our Bati have a strong spiritual background and preparation with their inspirational chorus of 'Oqo Na Noqu Masu'.
We can only hope and pray for the David to rise starting on Tuesday against Ireland and conquer the Aussies and English in the games that count.