Fiji 20 in Auckland

This was classed as a perfect build-up for the side as they head off to Christchurch to wrap up preparations for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
Playing in wet conditions coupled with seven degrees temperature, the side also had to endure a hail storm before kick-off.
Vodafone Fiji coach Frank Farina says the result doesn’t matter because his team needed such a game to get a feel of what is in store in Christchurch.
“This was a good game because it gave us a feel of what we will face and how the conditions will be,” Farina said.
“The players know that it will not be easy and this is the very first time they will be facing such conditions and will have to be ready.
“We also need to have proper gear and apparel.”
Farina says they have had a great build up and playing three build-up matches has paid off.
“This is what was needed because to play at this level you need to have the best build-up and the best games.
“The players have responded well and I am proud of them.”
Fiji will fly out to Christchurch at 11.40am today and play Germany at 1pm on Monday.

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