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Flying Fijians In Full Force Again

Vodafone Flying Fijians coach John McKee has confirmed that Josh Matavesi and Vereniki Goneva have joined the team in Cardiff, Wales. “Matevesi has re-joined the squad following injury and so
12 Nov 2014 10:34
Flying Fijians In Full Force Again

Vodafone Flying Fijians coach John McKee has confirmed that Josh Matavesi and Vereniki Goneva have joined the team in Cardiff, Wales.

“Matevesi has re-joined the squad following injury and so is Goneva who was unable to travel to France last week due to late issue of his visa,” he said.

The team arrived in Cardiff after a long travel from Marseille and the coaches have wasted no time in getting together to compare notes on their match review.

“We woke up to a showery morning, much colder than what we had faced in the South of France,” McKee said.

“The coaches got together early this morning to compare notes on the match review of our game.  The backs and forwards units metlater to review the game against France and look at key areas to work on this week.”

The Flying Fijians then travelled to the South Wales University Sports Centre for their field session.

“Due to the wet pitch we trained on a 3G artificial pitch.  The session was sharp focusing on skills, defence system and attack strategy specific to this game. Tomorrow (today) is the big work day in terms of training.”

McKee said morale was very good in camp.

“At test match level against Tier 1 nations we need to be at our very best in all aspects of the game to be competitive. Everything counts at this level of the game and as we saw last week good teams take their opportunity when they get it and will punish mistakes.”

The team have recorded no injuries. Meanwhile, Wales coach Warren Gatland told BBC that he may have to make at least two changes to his starting lineup for Saturday’s clash against Fiji in Cardiff.

Feedback:  ajesh.raj@fijisun.com.fj


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