Tough test for Fiji

Fiji Warriors half back Frank Lomani (middle) with other Warriors players during a training session at Albert Park in Suva yesterday. Picture: RAMA

FIJI Warriors coach Senirusi Seruvakula said it would be hard to determine the Japanese game plan when they meet today at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Seruvakula said it’s going to be a hard game playing against the Japanese side as they had always tested their foundation.

“They will be pressuring us as since they are on top of the table, but we need to capitalise on our strength to overcome their threat,” he said.

“They have the size and are unpredictable but watching their game against Tonga all their tries were from the driving mauls so we need to be careful and need to be ready.

“Discipline is the main priority.”

Seruvakula said his players needed to be consistent and maintain possession.

“We had a review of our game against Samoa and that was one area that we had worked on before today’s game. The players are confident when they are on the field showcasing their talent but today’s game is all about playing smart rugby.”

He applauded the under-23 players for putting a brilliant performance in their first game against Samoa.

“They’ve done well playing together as a team but they need to be consistent as an individual and I’ll be expecting a much improved performance when they take on Japan today.”