Fiji vs France

Discussion in 'Rugby League World Cup 2008' started by St Helens RLFC, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Well, this is an interesting game. I have never seen the Fijians play league before so I have no idea what to expect from them.

    The French know what they have to do - if they win the match then they have qualified for the semi final playoff.

    I'm going to go with France to win - but maybe I'm uninformed, we'll soon see.
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  3. QLD

    QLD Guest

    Fiji look the weakest of the Polynesian teams only experienced NRL players are Hayne and Naquama but they arent that great anyway.

    France to win, Bosc to dominate.
  4. I'd go along with that. I certainly expect the Fijians to be physical but quality always tells.
  5. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (QLD @ Nov 1 2008, 01:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    What about Simms? How the hell does he qualify for Fiji anyway?
  6. Javen

    Javen Guest

    42 - 6!
    So much for "quality always tells", excellent communication for Fiji, great defending too. But France just looked unprepared, maybe underestimated the opponent?
  7. Radman

    Radman Guest

    Total ownage!!!. Great effort by Fiji. Just from this game I'm picking them to beat Samoa. Big call but they look the goods.
  8. Javen

    Javen Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Radman @ Nov 1 2008, 01:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    They looked reeealy tired in the end, but didn't stop em from running up the score lol
  9. QLD

    QLD Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (wairarapa_cullen @ Nov 1 2008, 04:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    What about Simms? How the hell does he qualify for Fiji anyway?

    Has a Fijian mother.

    Wow didn't expect this at all. Thought France would win this one.

    Bloody hell.. in the fantasy comp I'm in instead of picking a second Fijian player (Fiji play twice in this round) I picked Bosc for France, who I reckon probably played shithouse.
  10. Fair play to Fiji, they gave France a good hammering in the end. I had France down as being the 4th semi finalist - it will take a massive bottle job from the Fijians to not win this group now.
  11. kinkon89

    kinkon89 Guest


    GO FIJI!!!!!!!!!!

    thass how we dooo...yezzzurr!!!

    smashed game ive seen in the world cup.....tries galore!

    in the pacific tri nations we beat tonga 30-28...but lost to samoa 30-28

    close who said we're the weakest out of the 3 pacific nations???
  12. Wally

    Wally Guest

    What the **** is kinkon doing back..
  13. Whilst it's good to have him back, that very question has been on my lips.
  14. esoj

    esoj Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St Helens RLFC @ Nov 2 2008, 12:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I thought the same especially since the catalans came into super league there play against nz etc has gone up a lot in recent tests. they didn't bring any of that to this tournament sadly and seem to be just going through the motions in their matches.
  15. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Wow that was a real pummeling. The Fijians looked like big alround athletes. With their current form they should beat Samoa in the playoff for the fourth spot (assuming Samoa beat Ireland). However Samoa have a habit of never being intimidated by the bigger Fijians. So the game could go any way when the two meet.
  16. kinkon89

    kinkon89 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Wally @ Nov 2 2008, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    ahahahahaha yeh man...i didnt have an internet connection for a

    "guess whose back??? dun dun dunnnn" :D
  17. A while? Its been nearly 2 years!
  18. bates

    bates Guest

    fiji nailed them.
    It was so beautifull to see those fijians play, I even think the French were enjoying it.
    All their tries were pure beauties.
  19. ws4life

    ws4life Guest

    I couldnt believe how easy work the fijians made of France, they looked like pure naturals for a country with only around 600 registerd players. To come out and play like that is astounding, some of the trys they scored were jaw dopping especially the 3rd try scored by Akuila Uate.
    The start was also interesting with the team singing a prayer instead of performing the Cibi. If Im correct The fijian 15s coach wants noone but the Fijian national rugby union team to perfom it to keep it sacred so it was a little different. I do hope they create their own unique wadance for their national league team as the Tongans and Samoans have done (well maybe the samoans stole theirs but the manu samoa dont perfom that Siva Tau anymore). Anyways well done Fiji, hopefully more to come (except when they lay Samoa :p )
  20. mongoose

    mongoose Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ws4life @ Nov 3 2008, 10:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Bula WS4life,
    The Fiji Bati have their own pre-game war chant called the QURUQURUVATU, the reason they did not perform the Cibi or the Quruquruvatu was due to their religious beliefs , nothing to do with Tabua (Fiji 15s coach). Tabua and the FRU do not have any authority over the use of the Cibi, only the Bauan chiefs do.

    re: Fiji vs France
    To be honest that was the 1st time in a very long time I've seen the Fiji Bati play. League is not really big in Fiji but, I'm sure this should draw the attention of a few more youngsters to the sport.

    Groome and Uate were outstanding, it was a good performance from all the boys throughout the game. I didn't expect Fiji to win a game and I didn't expect France to get thrashed by 36 points.

    Samoa v Fiji should be a good game, but we have to be very careful with Ireland and Scotland, they will come out all guns blazing.

    re: Simms
    his mother is from the Ba province in Fiji....Simms, Millard and Haynes have maternal links to Fiji.
  21. kinkon89

    kinkon89 Guest

    yeh and jarred haynes mum is from ONEATA, LAU...thass where im from

    thass how we do it in the island of mozzies!
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