Australia and Fiji meet for the sixth straight World Cup and the Kangaroos are set to hammer the Bati as they kick off their campaign to make it three World Cups on the trot.
Australia will not be challenged this World Cup, despite some obscene talk that New Zealand are favourites. Absolute bollocks. No team will get within a shout of this very well selected Kangaroos outfit that had no room for players to be selected on reputation. There are only five survivors from the last World Cup and this is a team picked on form. There is genuine hunger.
There will be no mercy shown in the opener with Mal Meninga selecting his strongest team that will include James Tedesco, Latrell Mitchell, Cameron Munster and Cameron Murray.
Fiji have typically performed well at World Cups, reaching the semis at the last three. This is one of the weaker Bati teams put together though with only a sprinkling of NRL talent. They got a boon when Api Koroisau missed selection for Australia but depth is an issue, as is halves play. Having a local coach too will do the Bati no favours.
The scores when Australia have met Fiji at the World Cup: 66-0, 62-8, 52-0, 34-2, 64-0, 54-6.
This will be a rout.
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Josh Addo-Carr has 12 tries in 16 rep games and comes off another stellar season where he crossed 18 times.
Valetine Holmes has 17 tries in 13 games for the Kangaroos.
Latrell Mitchell has six tries in eight rep games at centre.
Cameron Murray knows his way to the tryline with 29 tries in his NRL career. He will play big minutes and may even find himself on an edge.