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Game On, Rain or Shine: Scotland Captain John Barclay

The wet weather could be an advantage for Scotland when they play the Vodafone Flying Fijians at the ANZ Stadium today. If there is one thing the Scots are used
24 Jun 2017 10:00
Game On, Rain or Shine: Scotland Captain John Barclay
Scottish Captain John Barclay during Captains run at ANZ Stadium on June 23, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The wet weather could be an advantage for Scotland when they play the Vodafone Flying Fijians at the ANZ Stadium today.

If there is one thing the Scots are used to back home, it is the wet and rainy weather conditions and provided if it rains today, it could be an advantage for them.

Scotland captain John Barclay said they are used to the rainy weather even though they were expecting sunshine.

But that will not deter them from keeping an eye on the two most dangerous Fijians players on the field in Leone Nakarawa and Josua ‘The Bus’ Tuisova.

“I guess everyone thought it was going to be sunny but you know we have had rain all week but I guess we are used to that in Scotland. Rain or shine, its game on,” Barclay said.

“It may change the way the game is being played but I don’t know what the weather is going to be like.

“I’m sure the Fijians will be trying to offload and run the ball and we are really looking forward to that.

“We need to keep an eye on some of the top players like Nakarawa and Tuisova.  We play against these guys a lot in Europe.

“We know how good some of these players are so we need to make sure we look after the ball but when they got the ball we need to defend really well and stop their offloads.”

Barclay said playing in Fiji is a unique experience for the team and the players will be making the most of this opportunity.

“We changed a lot after our game against Italy,” he said.

“We have been trying to rotate a little bit, there some guys who are playing their first cap and others like Ross Ford who has got his 110th cap so it’s a good experience but also a lot of energy as well.

“It is quite unique to play here and most of us may never get a chance to play in Fiji in their whole career so for us it is really a special occasion.”

Scotland-Fiji game is at 2:30pm at the ANZ Stadium today.



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