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US views top FRB posts

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Flying Fijian outside centre Semi Radradra fends off a Canadian player in the WRPNC on Saturday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, Photo: Rugby Pass

The United States visitors top the viewership of Fiji Rugby Blog with 25 percent with 5648 views followed by 4848 views from Fiji since the first post was published in May 31, 2007.

The total of 22,518 views from 140 nations has been mostly focused on the 761 posts on the FRB site with several views recorded on the home page/archives on information about FRB labelled ‘Rants, Raves and Incoherent Thoughts’.

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Bone crunching tackles, missing element

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Former Flying Fijian centre Viliame Satala  tackles English skipper Lawrence Dallaglio in a 1999 Test match. Photo: Alamy

One of the trade mark weapons that the Flying Fijians seemed to shy away from on Saturday was the thunderous timed tackles that usually disrupted the Brave Blossom’s momentum.

The modern defensive patterns that seem effective in minimising secondary phase attacks is well and good, but Fiji’s main weapon against the nimble, rapid fire rucks by the feisty Japanese in the past was the hard tackles.

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Fiji downs strong Tongans

Waisea Nayacalecu scores a try for Fiji against Tonga. Photo: Zoomfiji

Waisea Nayacalecu scores a try for Fiji against Tonga. Photo: Zoomfiji

Fiji get off to a flying start against tenacious Tonga

The goal kicking of test debutant Ben Volavola proves the difference as Fiji edge Tonga 30-22 in the opening game of the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2015.

Fiji and Tonga set the tone for what promises to be a full-blooded and highly competitive World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2015 with a typically physical and entertaining encounter in humid conditions in Suva.

Crusaders-bound test rookie Ben Volavola fully justified his selection at fly-half with an impressive display of goal-kicking that brought him a personal haul of 15 points through three penalties and three conversions.

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