Fiji banking on Tuisova 'power' to beat Australia

Fiji banking on Tuisova 'power' to beat Australia

By Alipate Narawa
Sunday 17/09/2023

We are banking on the bullocking power-running of centre Josua Tuisova to keep our Rugby World Cup hopes alive against Australia.

Fiji Water Flying Fijians Assistant coach Graham Dewes says it is a must-win clash for the Flying Fijians following their opening 32-26 Pool C loss to Wales last week.

Head coach Simon Raiwalui has promoted Tuisova to the starting line-up at inside centre, with Semi Radradra moving to the left wing and Vinaya Habosi dropping to the bench.

Against Wales, Tuisova scored a late try after replacing Habosi on the wing midway through the second half, Radradra started that match in the No.12 jersey.

Dewes says they want to give Josua a go as he is a big power-runner.

The Assistant coach says they see Australia as a team that has a lot of power-runners and they want to bring some of their biggest power-runners online from the start.

He says every game is double-or-quits for Fiji.

He adds they will be looking to get the basics right against the Wallabies, something they failed to do against Wales.

Fiji will play the Wallabies at 3.45am in Lyon tomorrow.



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