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Waqaniburotu adapts well, says McKee

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu has settled well into the team and is doing fine, says head coach John McKee. “The leadership group is an integral part of
02 Nov 2018 10:30
Waqaniburotu adapts well, says McKee
Fiji Airways Flying Fijian reps at the Reg9 camp in Toulouse, France on November 1, 2018. Photo: FRU Media

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu has settled well into the team and is doing fine, says head coach John McKee.

“The leadership group is an integral part of the success for the Flying Fijians, we have a group of six guys, with some fresh blood who all contribute their own strengths to the group,” he said.

“Dominiko has come into camp as the new captain and he is a highly respected member of the group meaning his transition into the role has been quite seamless.

“We’ve spent some quality time one on one working through what we want to achieve and discussing the composition of the leadership group.

“An effective leadership group takes a lot of pressure off the captain in the way they support him and they play a huge role in driving the behaviour and values of the team.”

McKee said another highlight of their camp was how the senior and experienced players welcome new members into the group.

“The players are always made to feel welcome and encouraged to just get stuck in and get on with the job from the get go.”

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians (left-right) Viliame Mata, Henry Seniloli, Ben Voalvola, captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu during training at the Reg9 camp in Toulouse, France on November 1, 2018.  Photo: FRU Media

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians (left-right) Viliame Mata, Henry Seniloli, Ben Voalvola, captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu during training at the Reg9 camp in Toulouse, France on November 1, 2018. Photo: FRU Media

GONEVA, SENILOLI STAY

Good news for McKee is that halfback Henry Seniloli and Vereniki Goneva were not required to go back to their clubs.

‘We’re fortunate that the Drua incorporated a lot of the Flying Fijian game style, so the players don’t have to learn anything new, just refresh on a few aspects.

“The group of 10 will work on some of the huge areas of our game such as core skills, tackle technique and around the ruck before we head to Scotland on Sunday.”

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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