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Last weekend the flying Fijians claimed the scalp of the Italians courtesy of a last-minute Ben Volavola drop goal. Many had labelled them as underdogs prior to the clash.
Scotland too were given underdog status against Australia but came up trumps with a 24-19 victory. The Scots have now risen to fifth in the World Rankings behind only New Zealand, England, Ireland and Australia.
Their meteoric rise has been a long time coming as they finished fourth in the Six Nations (above Wales) and recorded victories over Ireland, Italy and Wales in that competition.
The win against the Australians was probably the cherry on the top. Despite some thinking they might regress with former talismanic coach Vern Cotter leaving, Gregor Townsend has come in and masterminded an incredible upset in only his second game in charge.
Unfortunately, they are without playmaker Finn Russell and prop Allan Dell, both of whom have been called up for British and Irish Lions duty. They will especially miss the creativity and flair of Russell and now rely on Peter Horne to step up to the plate.
The Fijians are boosted by the return of Highlanders flyer Patrick Osborne. Osborne has been in terrific form in Super Rugby and will thrive in a Fijian side that are known for counter-attacking rugby.
Despite some in Fijian circles questioning the exclusion of Alivereti Raka, Timoci Nagusa, Vereniki Goneva and Eroni Vasiteri, this is still a powerful Fijian side that are underestimated at the opposition’s peril.
Coach John McKee seems to have instilled more structure on defence in the side which has for years been a weakness. Of course, their natural ability cannot be coached and the best way to manage this is to allow their skilful backs to express themselves.
After a successful Super Rugby encounter between the Crusaders and Chiefs in Suva a few months back, it is great to see international returning to the rugby-mad nation.
Fiji: 15 Kini Murimurivalu, 14 Josua Tuisova, 13 Albert Vulivuli, 12 Jale Vatubua, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Serupepeli Vularika, 8 Akapusi Qera (c), 7 Peceli Yato, 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Tevita Cavubati, 3 Kalivati Tawake, 2 Sunia Koto, 1 Peni Ravai
Replacements: 16 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 17 Joeli Veitayaki, 18 Mosese Ducivaki, 19 Sikeli Nabou, 20 Naulia Dawai, 21 Henry Seniloli, 22 John Stewart, 23 Benito Masilevu
Scotland: 15 Ruaridh Jackson, 14 Damien Hoyland, 13 Nick Grigg, 12 Duncan Taylor, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Peter Horne, 9 Henry Pyrgos, 8 Josh Strauss, 7 John Hardie, 6 John Barclay (c), 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Willem Nel, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Alex Allan
Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Gordon Reid, 18 Zander Fagerson, 19 Ben Toolis, 20 Hamish Watson, 21 Ryan Wilson, 22 Ali Price, 23 Greig Tonks