FIJI coach Ilivasi Tabua will field a relatively new side for the match against Australia as the Flying Fijians shift their focus to the last Pool B match against Wales in the Rugby World Cup in France.
Tabua's men defeated Canada 29-16 yesterday and have set a showdown with Wales on September 30 in a match that will decide who accompanies Australia to the quarter-finals.
However, before this match happens, the Flying Fijians will take on the might of the Wallabies on Monday week. The result is not expected to go in Fiji's favour but Tabua will use it to test players who have yet to get a run in the two games played so far.
"For us, our first two games were the important games to set up a platform," Tabua said. "Now against Australia and Wales we have to throw in the house and sink as well.
"We will use a different team against Australia and then select our best for the Wales game. The focus is on the Wales game and we need to have the best players available for the match."
Meanwhile, man of the match Kameli Ratuvou has drawn praise from Tabua and skipper Mosese Rauluni for another brilliant outing at fullback.
Ratuvou was given the No.15 jumper in the opening match against Japan ahead of experienced Norman Ligairi.
"It was a relief with the try. People questioned my putting him at fullback but I think it came up trumps," Tabua said. Rauluni said Ratuvou scored a brilliant try.
"I take my hat off to Ratuvou and the forwards. They defended tooth and nail," he said. "I saw Kameli get to the 22 and I put my hand in the air because I knew he'd made it."
Ratuvou said he was happy to have been given a chance and contributed to the win. "It is all about the team and it's not only me but the entire team which plays well," he said.
Ligairi said it didn't matter who started at fullback because the interest of the team came first.
Tabua said they knew it was going to be tough against Canada. "It came down to the last couple of minutes and our defence held," he said. "It was really close at the end there, but our defence paid off and it came out our way."