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No Overload For Flying Fijians Against Scots: McKee

No Overload For Flying Fijians Against Scots: McKee
Fiji Airways Flying Flyings forwards (left-right) Dominiko Waqaniburotu (captain), Semi Kunatani, Peceli Yato, Tevita Cavubati, Albert Tuisue, Leone Nakarawa in Toulouse, France on November 2, 2018. They are now in Edinburgh to prepare for the Test clash against Scotland on Sunday (Fiji time) at the sold out Murrayfield Stadium. Photo: Stade Toulousain
November 06
10:29 2018

The Fiji Airways Flying Fijians players will not be put under a lot of pressure, says head coach John McKee.

Speaking to SUNsports last night, McKee said they would not be overloading the players as they prepare for Sunday’s (Fiji time) Test clash against Scotland at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

“In terms of our game plan we’re always trying to change things where we got to move our game on,” he said.


“We do not want to over burn our players with too many changes that will affect the intensity that they will bring to the game.

“In terms of playing we will be looking into some changes so that other players in the team will be able to have the opportunity to play as well.”

McKee said this is where he’s looking at giving the local-based players a chance to have a run.

“The players need to focus on their game pattern and to be positive when on and off the field. The game pattern that we want to play is a direct game and we want to use our strengths from the outside.


“We will need to go forward first rather than going side-to-side.

“We’ll try and play a direct game and look for opportunities on the edges.”

McKee added that after watching Scotland’s game against Wales last Saturday, he has a fair idea of what his side need to do on Sunday.

“We did not see anything new during their match. Scotland is good in keeping the ball and they will try their best to win.

“We will need to be very effective with our one on one tackling. We will play with a positive attitude as we take on the Scots,” he added.

McKee said all their players who played for their respective clubs last weekend have now turned up to camp in Edinburgh.

The Flying Fijians will also take on Uruguay at Hartpury College ground in London on November 17 and France at the Stade de France in Paris on November 24.

The Tests is part of our preparation for next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

-Edited by Leone Cabenatabua






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