30 May, 2020, 2:53 pm
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30 May, 2020, 2:53 pm Central - 27°C Rain

McKee to Cheika: We can also be unpredictable in attack

McKee to Cheika: We can also be unpredictable in attack

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 21/09/2019
[L-R] Fiji Airways Flying Fijian Coach John McKee and Wallabies Coach Michael Cheika

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Coach John McKee thinks the Wallabies will try and play an up-tempo game in their Rugby World Cup opener this afternoon at Sapporo Dome.

McKee says Wallabies Coach Michael Cheika might think the Wallabies are unpredictable but Fiji can be unpredictable in attack as well.

The first win was in 1952 where Fiji won 17‑15 while the other was a 18‑16 victory in 1954.

Australia and Fiji have met just seventeen times since their first match in 1952.

In their two Rugby World Cup matches Australia defeated Fiji 55 12 in France in 2007 and the Wallabies won 28 15 in 2015 in England.

The Wallabies have won its last five meetings against the Flying Fijians. They last met in June 2017 and the Wallabies won that match 37‑14.

Wallabies Captain Michael Hooper says they have had so much time to think about this moment and now that they are finally here, the team is ready to go.

Hooper will reunite with David Pocock in the starting lineup for the first time this year and said he was looking forward to running out in a new‑look backrow that also includes Isi Naisarani.

Fiji will face the Wallabies at 4.45pm this afternoon.

France and Argentina face off at 7.15 tonight while the All Blacks and Springboks clash at 9.45pm.

Italy will play Namibia at 5.15pm tomorrow, Ireland and Scotland face off at 7.45pm tomorrow while England clash with Tonga at 10.15pm tomorrow.


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