7 Jun 2006

Tonga not taking Fiji lightly in second round of IRB five nations tournament

7:59 am on 7 June 2006

The CEO of Tonga's Rugby Union, Sakopo Lolohea, is in no doubt that they will have their work cut out against Fiji when they meet in Australia for the second round of the IRB five nations tournament this weekend.

Tonga thrashed Japan in the opening round in Fukuoka, while Fiji lost to the Junior All Blacks.

However, Lolohea says those results don't mean much at this stage.

"We will not take Fiji very lightly, I think we're going to have very very hard game on our hands, and the weather will make it difficult, because I think it's currently very wet in Gosford, so and talking to the coach, yes they've got their work cut out to put up a good fight against Fiji, and I must say Fiji is a very good team."

Samoa will host the Junior All Blacks at Auckland's North Harbour stadium while Japan have a bye.