Key Matchup: Australia vs Fiji

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For the 2nd weekend in a row, Fiji will be part of the game of the week. 

Let’s start with the Australians first though.

Before their game over the weekend, they had gone 286 days (something like that) without a victory. 

Eddie Jones has been working feverishly to get them to take a step up and they were finally able to do so against Georgia. 

It helped their cause that Georgia was not at their best but there were clear signs of improvement and a will to win in this Wallabies team. 

The mental boost that they would have taken from this game should not be underestimated. 

I do believe that based on what they saw of the Wales vs. Fiji game, some Aussies might opt for a personal day when this game rolls around. 

Fiji were massive in their game against Wales. Wales put up a defensive effort for the books but the Fijians looked scary all over the park. 

In attack, they were devastating and I don’t believe the Aussie defense would be able to replicate what Wales were able to do. The slower attack from the Australians will also be tackling practice for the giants of Fiji. 

I think the game will end with a lot of Australians needing medical attention and a victorious Fijian side. 

Fiji is emerging as a team to be reckoned with and this would be a wonderful opportunity for them to show the world that the win against England wasn’t a fluke.