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Coach McKee Plots Plan

Coach McKee Plots Plan
Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach John McKee.
August 24
11:44 2015

With just 25 days to go to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, the Vodafone Flying Fijians will need to analyse their opponents and prepare accordingly in order to survive the ‘Pool of Death.’

Going up against Australia, England, Wales and Uruguay in Pool A, head coach John McKee said while they will be analysing all their games, they will also be focusing on what they need to do as the World Cup is just around the corner.

“We will obviously be analysing all our opponents’ strengths and weaknesses across the board,” McKee said.

“At this point we are focusing on the areas that we ourselves can improve and work on as we get closer to the World Cup.”

Facing Australia, McKee said their performance against New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup would give them an insight into Australia’s style of play and game plan.

“Australia is always a challenging team to play against and with their new coaching staff, their game has changed a lot,” he said.

“A lot has been revealed during their Bledisloe Cup performance against New Zealand even though they have one more game against USA.

“The Bledisloe Cup will be an indicator to Australia’s strengths and weaknesses and we will be reviewing that.”

With England’s 25-20 loss to France yesterday in Paris, the English side will be using their game as a wake-up call to step up.

“We know a lot about England and we know they are a very good and disciplined side,” he said.

“Though they lost against France, I will be watching and analysing their games during the Six Nations and their current game and lead up to the World Cup.

“Wales on the other hand are a good team but they have not indicated anything to suggest that their game has changed.”

Fiji will play the opener of the Rugby World Cup against England on September 19 at Twickenham in London.

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