18 Jun 2009

Juniors expect tough time from Fijians

12:10 pm on 18 June 2009

The Junior All Blacks assistant coach Colin Cooper is expecting to run into similar problems the senior side faced from France when they take on Fiji in Lautoka this afternoon in their second match of the Pacific Nations Cup.

The Juniors are coming off a one-point win over Samoa, while Fiji beat Tonga.

Cooper says his players will be up against a good Fijian forward pack who'll be looking to get physical rather than pacey.

He says Fiji have the same coach and most of their stars from the UK and France back for the match.