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Steep hill to climb

Rotorua attraction . . . geothermal lakes

The Flying Fijians will have a steep hill to climb on the return match in Rotorua on Saturday night after humbling the Kiwis 27-10 in Suva.

The end of the 62 year drought against the Maori All Blacks will have sent chills in the spines of both the big boys of the Pacific; New Zealand and Australia and will try to out-manouvre the tiny island nation and put them back in the backwaters where they belong.

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BOD wants Pacific Island stop

Brian O'Driscoll on the British Lions tour last year. Photo: Planet Rugby

Brian O’Driscoll on the British Lions tour last year. Photo: Planet Rugby

British and Irish Lions legend Brian O’Driscoll believes the 2017 tourists should play a fixture in the Pacific Islands en route to New Zealand.

O’Driscoll, who was part of four tours, said that the game should be played instead of one such as 2013’s against the Barbarians in Hong Kong.

“It’s probably more of a give than take for the Lions [to play in the Pacific Islands] but it would be great for the people there and it would probably take away from that commercial feel that the Lions are this commercial juggernaut,” he toldĀ The Times.

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