Manu Samoa mindful of crucial battle against Flying Fijians

The Manu Samoa are very aware that their game against the Flying Fijians in Suva this weekend is a crucial test.

Head Coach Steve Jackson said they know that it will be a physical and rugged rugby experience.

 “Any Fiji and Samoa test is foremost going to be physical battle and big collisions, he said.

“I have told the boys to stick to a system and structure and those who will be on the ground will expect physical contacts.”

Jackson adds Fiji has beaten some very good teams and it would be a very exciting match to watch.

“This is an opportunity to get our confidence back after last weekend will be looking to step up our game and run the game as we expect.”

The annual rugby competition is a platform for Samoa Rugby to see where they stand and at the same time produce their best players.

“The Pacific Nations Cup was always an opportunity to not only give players to put their hands up but for us to build in-depth and planning is well in advance.”

Samoa will take on Fiji at ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday at 7.15pm (local time).