THE Vodafone Fiji Bati is taking a united approach in its defensive structure to stop the Kangaroos when they face-off in the Rugby League World Cup pool match this Sunday at 9am (Fiji time).
Coach Rick Stone has identified areas of concern from the 32-14 win over Ireland earlier this week and is working to ensure the side remains competitive against the rugby league giants.
Team media liaison officer Tomi Finau said one other area Stone was working on was the discipline of players on the field.
Fiji leads the penalty count with England on 12 and the side is working to minimise this against Australia at the Langtree Park Stadium in St Helens, Lancashire.
"Stone has been working with the players individually and as a group and telling them their weaknesses from the Ireland game," Finau said.
"He has also done the video analysis of that game and has identified the areas that need to be worked on before the Australia game.
"One particular area he is concerned with is defence. He wants the players to defend as a team rather than individually.
"Also against Australia we need to control our passion for the game to maintain discipline throughout the match."
Finau said skipper Petero Civoniceva and other senior players were heading the team leadership group and working on motivating the players.
"Communication is one of the things encouraged to boost the confidence and brotherhood."