Bucket loads of belief
23 November, 2017, 12:00 am
IF there’s something that separates the Kangaroos and the Fiji Bati, it is the bucket loads of belief and unity within the team and the inspiration coming from heaven.
As we count hours to the first semi-final of the 2017 RLWC, expect a hike in the sale of the Fiji Bati jersey and Fijian flags.
The first epic battle will see two unbeaten nations taking each other head on.
Laced with NRL stars, the Australian Kangaroos go up against the giant killers Fiji Bati in what will be the fourth time these two nations meet in the RLWC.
The Australian Kangaroos are looking red hot. We saw in Darwin how they ran over Samoa by 46-0.
The Kangaroos have been racking up the points and they have only conceded two tries in this tournament.
During the 2008 RLWC semi-final Australia thrashed Fiji 52-0.
In 2013, they beat Fiji twice. In pool play the Aussies were too strong coming out victors 34-2 while in the semis they made Fiji look like amateurs thrashing our boys 64-0.
Ironically, the “Hayne Plane’ was clad in the Kangaroo jumper and scored three tries for the Roos, who will be keen to book their place in the final to make it back to back.
However, watching the Bati play has been a delight to the eyes.
Our magical boys are a crowd favourite and they caused a major upset by knocking the Kiwis out of the RLWC with a narrow 4-2 victory in Wellington. Now with their eyes set on Australia the Fiji Bati is only one win away from a RLWC final berth.
The bucket loads of belief in the team has translated into some outstanding footy on the pitch and come Friday, I am counting on our boys to showcase their best game at Suncorp Stadium.
Bati all the way!