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Fiji Warm Up For Australia Clash With Touching Singing Performance

Fiji Warm Up For Australia Clash With Touching Singing Performance

Fiji finished their final training session before their Rugby World Cup opener in style, giving onlookers a singing performance before retreating back into their dressing room. The Pacific nation begin their campaign at 5.45am in the morning against Australia.

Rugby players have been known to lack a little musicality at times, national anthems in particular being butchered on more than a few occasions. But the Fijians have broken the trend. Close your eyes and you'd be forgiven for thinking you were listening in to a Sunday service somewhere in the South Pacific nation.

John McKee's outfit are considered underdogs in Pool E, where they will face tough opposition from Australia, Wales and Georgia. They will also play Uruguay though they will be expected to overcome the South American side with relative ease.

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Nevertheless, the nation's starting line-up has three players who won gold medals with the nation's sevens side at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. There is also a smattering of players from high-profile clubs in Europe.

Furthermore, the country beat France last year for the first time in their history after toppling Les Bleus 21-14 in Paris. That makes them a dangerous proposition for any of the tier 1 nations over the coming weeks.

Hopefully they can bring that attractive brand of  rugby they're known for to Japan to match their dulcet tones. And should the slay another giant we may just get a taste of whatever else is in their repertoire.

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