The Scotland rugby team is set to challenge their friends in Fiji in a friendly foe, from their point of view as the players are still on a high after their victory in Australia in the weekend, the priority of inside knowledge may trigger a little their way.
Five years ago when Scotland visited Fiji, Matawalu came to the attention of the Scotland set-up.
Gregor Townsend, then newly installed as the Glasgow head coach offered him a deal. It took the player a few months to settle but once he was unleashed he quickly established himself as one of the most dangerous attacking threats in European rugby and just as quickly became a firm crowd favourite at Scotstoun.
“Which I was growing up, as a crazy rugby lover I always enjoyed watching them play,” Strauss said.
“They play entertaining rugby and possess big hitters in their squad. When playing against them you pray they don’t hit you hard, therefore we have to make sure our defense is not faulty or mistaking anything.”
He also noted that they were an exciting team to go up against and for him, it would be an uncommon experience during the weekend as he and his fellow teammates go on all out against a full Fijian team.
This is not a suggestion that Scotland should be seen as anything other than people’s favorites.
They have only lost once to Fiji, back in the disastrous 1998 tour, and know the Islanders struggled to beat the Italian side the Scots had put away with some comfort the week before.
Strauss noted that his team mates would be aching to show off their abilities and play to their structures in the game.
He however noted that it might not be an easy game for them after all.