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Matson adds depth Flying Fijians: McKee

July 21, 2015 12:30 am

The inclusion of former Flying Fijians international Tabai Matson will help the national side, says head coach John McKee.

Matson, who is the current Crusaders assistant coach in Super Rugby, joins the Vodafone Flying Fijians in the USA for the Pacific Nations Cup this week.

McKee says they need the best coaching staff for tournaments such as the World Cup.

“I have been talking to Tabai (Matson) about Fijian rugby and Fijian rugby players for quite a while now and it almost became a natural progression for him and he expressed interest to be involved last year. We have been working towards that for quite a long time and his contract with NZRU and we had to work through couple of things there. But NZRU to their credit have been very supportive of Tabai coming to us after he has finished his commitments with New Zealand Maori.”

Meanwhile, the Flying Fijians battle Samoa in the PNC at 12pm in the US on Saturday.