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Fiji Bati interim coach calls for more Tests

June 24, 2018 12:31 am

Fiji Bati Interim coach Matt Adamson has called for end-of-season Test matches for the Bati side.

This was after skipper Kevin Naiqama was reduced to tears in the sheds following what could be his final game for the side after signing a long-term deal to play in the English Super League from next season.

NRL.com reports, Adamson pleaded with international rugby league officials to consider scheduling games to cater for overseas-based players, after Fiji’s 26-14 loss to Papua New Guinea.

Former Kangaroos winger Akuila Uate is in a similar position for the Bati side after signing a three-year deal with Huddersfield from next season.

Adamson’s own future with Fiji is up in the air despite yesterday’s game is just his first in charge of the side.

The former Penrith player was disappointed with the result but pleased with the second half after Papua New Guinea set up the victory in the opening 40 minutes of the game.

Meanwhile, Uate is expected to have scans on an injured ankle this afternoon.