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Early Prep Vital: McKee

Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach John McKee said preparation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup should start now. He made the comment upon arrival at Nadi International Airport with some
10 Oct 2015 11:53
Early Prep Vital: McKee
Vodafone Flying Fijians coach John McKee in Nadi yesterday.

Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach John McKee said preparation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup should start now.

He made the comment upon arrival at Nadi International Airport with some players and coaching staff after taking part at the 2015RWC in England and Wales.

“We will need to do a review and  age chart on the players,” McKee said.

“We have a lot of players in the squad, age wise, who are still in contention for the next RWC.”

He said there would be strategies put in place to keep track of our players overseas especially the younger ones that play at smaller clubs.

“Certainly we will monitor all our players to make sure that we can get the best possible squad.

“It is not just about four years time, it’s about getting the consistent squad together for each assembly so that we can build our game and build our strategies for the next RWC.

McKee said the Fijian Rugby Union and provincial unions would need to help lift the local competition.

“We are looking at some restructuring of the provincial competition,”he said.

“There is a need to effectively raise the standard of the provincial competition so that it fits in with the Fiji Warriors competition.”

Meanwhile, those who departed yesterday for their various destinations included: Alan Muir (Wellington), Simon Body (Queenstown, Australia), Mackenzie Cammock (Auckland), Tabai Matson (Christchurch), and Ben Volavola (Sydney) while Mosese Rauluni leaves for Brisbane on October 11 along with Nemani Nadolo.

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