11 Nov 2008

Pacific Islands team in France for this weekends match

9:02 am on 11 November 2008

The Pacific Islands rugby union side has arrived in Paris for their match against France this weekend.

Some of the players will have fond memories of France where their respective sides Fiji, Samoa and Tonga put in strong performances at the Rugby World Cup last year.

However, vice captain, Nili Latu, says while he's disappointed with their loss against England last weekend there were some good areas as well.

"Just really looking forward to a good challenge this week as well so I think we made a lot of mistakes week but we are very happy with the performance that we put on knowing that the limited time we have, but now that we have two weeks under our belt we're looking forward to the weekend."

Meanwhile, team physio Cathy Wong says there are few bumps and bruises from last weekend's encounter and one serious ankle injury to Finau Maka who will be out of selection for this weekend's match.