RWC 2015

Fiji listen to recordings of Twickenham crowds

Fiji have prepared for the atmosphere at Twickenham in Friday’s World Cup opener by training to the sound of England fans in full voice. Fiji take on England at Twickenham on Friday in Rugby World Cup opener Fiji insist they are fully prepared for the atmosphere that awaits them They have been training to the […]

Calvin Prasad

September 16, 2015 12:31 pm

Fiji have prepared for the atmosphere at Twickenham in Friday’s World Cup opener by training to the sound of England fans in full voice.

  • Fiji take on England at Twickenham on Friday in Rugby World Cup opener
  • Fiji insist they are fully prepared for the atmosphere that awaits them
  • They have been training to the sound of England fans in full voice
  • The Islanders are intent on causing a seismic upset against the hosts
Members of the Fiji World Cup stop for selfies with fans as they are welcomed at Hampton Court Palace

The islanders enter the Pool A showdown intent on causing a seismic upset, knowing the eyes of the rugby world will be upon them and coach John McKee has taken every step in ensuring his players will be ready for the occasion.

We had a little bit of a strategy earlier in the campaign in Fiji – we had a PA system playing crowd noise and the sounds from Twickenham.

Fiji will wear their traditional white strip and occupy the home dressing room at Twickenham, forcing England to switch to their red change kit and fill the role of away team. The allocations were made following a coin toss between the managers last year.

There probably was a time that it would have made a big difference but now in this era it doesn’t matter.

It’s interesting for us that we’ll be in the England changing room, although it probably won’t look like the England changing room on Friday night.

Nemia Kenatale poses ahead of Fiji’s World Cup opener against England at Twickenham on Friday

McKee insists Fiji, who have spent an unprecedented two and a half months together in their summer training camp, are fuelled by the belief held outside the camp that they are capable of springing only one upset in Pool A.

It would be a big story to tell if we beat England, but this pool’s not just about one game on Friday, all the games are important,

The players are aware of the perception that we have only one big result to deliver and it’s a motivator for them.

Source: Daily Mail

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