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The Vodafone Flying Fijians will need to make a mark in England during the Europe Tour in November. After an impressive showing at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the England
05 Sep 2016 12:08
Twickenham Test
Worcester Warriors lock forward Tevita Cavubati defends against Saracens in the opening round of the Aviva Premiership on Saturday. Saracens won 35-3 . Photo: Ian Muir

The Vodafone Flying Fijians will need to make a mark in England during the Europe Tour in November.

After an impressive showing at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the England team is now a completely new and different outfit under coach Eddie Jones.

Vodafone Flying Fijians coach John McKee is closely monitoring the progress of Fijians playing overseas so that he could put together a formidable outfit in November.

“The big one is at Twickenham against England,” McKee said.

“I’m keeping a close tab on the players playing abroad as England is a totally different team since we last met at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.”

The Aviva Premiership started over the weekend with double header in Twickenham.

Tevita Cavubati’s Worcester Warriors were outplayed by defending champs Saracens 35-3 while Harlequins edged Bristol 21-19.

The Aviva Premiership is expanding to new markets with both games shown live for the first time on NBC TV in USA.

The Flying Fijians will also play the Barbarians and Japan in November.

After winning the Pacific Cup earlier this year the Fijian Warriors will need to step again and prove a point in the South American Cup in Uruguay next month.

Next year the Flying Fijians will play test matches against the Wallabies on June 10 in Melbourne and we host Scotland and either Wales or Italy in Suva or Lautoka.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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