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HAVING recorded an important 28-20 win over England in this years Rugby League World Cup opener; the Australian Kangaroos are now looking ahead to their next match and expect to be facing some familiar faces.

NRL Media caught up with the squad after their physical training session, which focused on their tackling technique and strength building early, before finishing up with some fun drills.

Halfback Cooper Cronk said the team were making sure they were well prepared for what is expected to be another physical match-up and said they would need to improve on their performance in the early stages of the game.

(There will be) a few familiar faces as well, so we will look forward to that contest thats the thing, we are all about trying to improve each game and then trying to play our best at the big games at the end of this competition, Cronk said.

Weve done all the work, but well build gradually into the Fiji game but its just as important.

Former Roos and Queensland Origin (and most recently, Redcliffe Dolphins) forward Petero Civoniceva will be leading the charge for the opposition; captaining the Fiji Bati side against Australia when the sides meet at Langtree Park, St Helens, on Saturday (Sunday morning Australian time).

Watch the full interview with Cooper Cronk at the NRL website here:

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