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COACH WORKS ON GAME PLAN

  The Vodafone Flying Fijians are focusing on their game and also how they perform under pressure as they prepare to face the Australian Wallabies on Saturday in their Test
06 Jun 2017 11:41
COACH WORKS ON GAME PLAN
Vodafone Flying Fijians before their first training session in Melbourne on June 5, 2017. Photo: FRU Media

 

The Vodafone Flying Fijians are focusing on their game and also how they perform under pressure as they prepare to face the Australian Wallabies on Saturday in their Test clash.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday Flying Fijians head coach, John McKee said they have an idea of who they will be going up against.

‘We’ve seen the Wallabies play during last year’s November test matches, but the focus for the moment will be on ourselves,” he said. “For our preparation we’re really focused on our game, we know that the outcome of the test would depend on how we play. A lot of focus will go into our game plan and being able to execute it and also execute our skills when under pressure.

“We know the Wallabies have got a good side and we will be looking at some aspects of their play from their last November tour. We will strategise some of our attacking plays to exploit some weaknesses we see but also look at some key aspects based on how we saw them play last November.”

While the Wallabies will feature experienced as well as upcoming players, McKee says, they are more worried about the strategy and pattern of play than the players themselves.

“In terms of the Wallabies team, they got good players across the park. There is definitely a lot of experience there and there could possibly be some new players into their starting fifteen where we could target and put some pressure on.

“I don’t want to single out any of the Wallabies because we know they are experienced players and we played against most of them during the last Rugby World Cup.

“So we’re not focusing on any two or three players we will be looking at their strategies and pattern of play and prepare accordingly.”

The Flying Fijians take on the Wallabies at 5pm (Fijian time) on Saturday at the AAMI Park in Melbourne.

Meanwhile, ticket pre-sales for the Vodafone Flying Fijians Test matches against Italy and Scotland have started yesterday at the Fiji Sports Council Office in Laucala Bay, and the Fiji Rugby Union headquarters in Gordon Street.

The FRU confirmed that for those outside of Suva, ticket sales through Post Fiji outlets around the country will start tomorrow. The FRU together with the Fiji Sports Council have officially launched tickets sales for both events at affordable rates: Grandstand- $50, Concrete Embankment- $30, Grass Embankment- $20, Grass Embankment (Children U12)- $5

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 



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