17 Jul 2015

Sport: 'Ikale Tahi only have eyes for Fiji

11:51 am on 17 July 2015

Tonga insist they are looking no further than an 80 minute performance against Fiji in Suva, in tomorrow's Pacific Nations Cup opener.

The 'Ikale Tahi held a training camp in Nuku'alofa last week, as the Flying Fijians opened their campaign with a one point defeat to New Zealand Maori.

Tonga's first Rugby World Cup game is just two months away but High Performance Manager Peter Harding says their focus is very much in the here and now.

"No Fijian or Tongan is going to go into this test match against each other without it being full metal jacket - it's going to be all to the wall if you know what I mean. it's a test match and we're going to win it. We've got the quality and we've got the class and our objective is to win the game".

Peter Harding says they can't wait to get amongst the on-field action and he believes the Flying Fijians squad is possibly the best ever.

'Ikale Tahi captain Nili Latu leads a huddle during training.

'Ikale Tahi captain Nili Latu leads a huddle during training. Photo: Tonga Rugby Union