23 Nov 2013

Sport: Flying Fijians talk up giant-killers Romania

7:40 am on 23 November 2013

Fiji say there is no risk of complacency in their camp ahead of tomorrow morning's final test match of the year against Romania in Bucharest.

The Europeans have racked up some impressive victories on home soil against Tonga and Canada over the past fortnight, with both wins coming by a single point.

The Flying Fijians opened their tour by beating Portugal but came up short against Italy last weekend, in a match best remembered for a record five Fiji players being sent to the sin bin.

Manager Joe Brown says the discipline issue has been addressed this week and the team is focused on putting in a strong performance.

"We've played Romania before and we've never underestimated them. We felt that they have just as good a forward pack as the Italian team. We know what we're up against and we've tried to come up with game plans to overcome that. Most Europeans teams are very good tactically and we are also aware of the fact they kick well, both in defence and offence. We've come up with a game plan to attack their weaknesses and counter their strengths."

Fiji will round off their Northern tour next week with a match against a star-studded Barbarians team at Twickenham.

Meanwhile Manu Samoa are also in action overnight against Georgia in Tbilisi.