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Little Things Matter

Although John McKee was totally taken by France’s game plan in the in 15-40 loss last Sunday, he said the Fijians needed to be clinical, play smart and front up.
11 Nov 2014 11:58
Little Things Matter

Although John McKee was totally taken by France’s game plan in the in 15-40 loss last Sunday, he said the Fijians needed to be clinical, play smart and front up.

“Errors cost us dearly in allowing France to get into try scoring situations,”he said.

“We were caught out wide with a combination of defence system errors and missed tackles. Good sides like France take their opportunities and punish you on the scoreboard as well as  Wales.”

The Vodafone Flying Fijians arrived in Cardiff yesterday and for the next few days, will work on their defensive work with special emphasis on cutting down the error count. “It’s the little things that count,” he said.

“A poor exit, a scrum penalty, poor communication in defence allows them to beat us on the outside. At this level of the game, it the small things that count.”

“All the players are fit, morale is good and I know Akapusi Qera’s men know they need to deliver as Fiji fans deserve nothing less on Sunday.” Meanwhile, McKee added he had been surprised by France’s expansive game.

“France were very, very good on the night. Credit to the French team, they changed their style of play a bit.

“They had a much more attacking attitude than they showed in the Six Nations or June tests in Australia. The different selections really boosted their performance.

“The fullback (Spedding) was very good on the kick return. In the first-half we kicked out of our zone and expected them to kick back to us but they ran it out.

“Credit to the French team, they played very well but our errors allowed them to capitalise in the second half.”

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