Kangaroos receive epic welcome from Fijian locals

Kangaroos receive epic welcome from Fijian locals

The Aussies have received a very warm welcome from the locals on arrival in Fiji for a pre-World Cup camp.

Mal Meninga's Kangaroos are in Suva for a short time before returning for their opening match against England in Melbourne on October 27.

Raegen Campbell-Gillard had planned a very different trip to Fiji, however.

The late call-up -- he replaced Andrew Fifita, who defected to Tonga -- had a holiday booked.

"I didn't believe I was going to be here and never had my hopes up," the Panthers prop told 7 News.

While Campbell-Gillard never expected to be playing for the Kangaroos, he hardly even expected to be playing rugby league.

He thought he'd be in the army by now.

Watch his full story in the video player above.