28 Feb 2011

Pacific sides searching for winning end to opening PRC leg

11:30 am on 28 February 2011

Fiji Warriors are looking to end the first leg of the Pacific Rugby Cup in style when they take on the Brumby Runners in Canberra on Monday night.

After victories over the Queensland Academy and Junior Waratahs the locally drawn squad can make it a clean sweep but coach Sam Domoni says it's important they don't get sucked into the home side's style of play.

"Anything that comes from there is pretty much open rugby and a lot of switches and all that so we're just looking forward to maintain our composure and not get distracted to play the same style of rugby that they're trying to play. We're trying to establish a game base plan that the boys will understand and go from there."

Meanwhile Tonga A are still searching for their first win the tournament, after managing a 22-all draw with the Brumby Runners on Wednesday.

Coach Isitolo Maka says it's vital they end the Australian leg with a win against the Queensland Academy.

We all understand that this game is really important for us. We really need to win this game - especially in Australia. We just need to win one game. We just got together on Thursday before the first game against the Waratahs and we were a bit rusty but I thought that we improved against the Runners and hopefully we can improve again.

In the evening's other match Samoa A take on the Junior Waratahs.