Fiji certainly did not embarrass themselves against Australia but with injuries and illness sweeping the team they will not get it easy against an Italy side that impressed in their upset win over Scotland.
Italy only beat up on Scotland in the opening game but it should be remembered they were huge outsiders in that one getting 16.5 points at some bookies. It was a major shock but a testament to how well this Azzurri side is prepared.
Nathan Brown is all they have in terms of NRL talent but the likes of Luke Poiselli, Jake Maizen, Jack Campagnolo and Brendan Santi all impressed.
Fiji certainly have more talent at the top of their side with the likes of Api Koroisau and Villiame Kikau but the halves are a major worry as are their middles.
The Bati likely win this game but the start is too big.
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Sunia Turuva scored against Australia and has proven himself a tryscoring wizard at all levels.
Jake Maizen comes off a hat-trick against Scotland and showed tremendous speed and strength in doing so.
Italian fullback Luke Polselli is averaging near five tackle breaks a game in the Queensland Cup this year and has 23 tries in 30 games in that competition. He crossed in the opener and will be around the ball enough to score again.