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McKee plans after last night's loss to the Wallabies

June 10, 2017 5:32 pm

Vodafone Flying Fijians coach John McKee is looking at the bigger picture after last night’s loss to the Wallabies.

Their 37-14 defeat is the first of five mid-year Tests that they will play, with the final two against Samoa and Tonga ultimately deciding their 2019 Rugby World Cup pool.

McKee told rugby.com.au, winning the Oceania tournament would pit them against the Wallabies in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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“Every week we play, we go out to win Test matches, that’s what we’re they’re for but the eye is on the big goal at the end and we’ve got to make sure we’re developing our game.”

Fiji flyhalf Ben Volavola says the Melbourne clash was a crucial learning experience for a new generation of players.

“We’ve got young guys coming through and it was great exposure for them and for the rest of the squad. Now, we’ve got things to work on, which is a positive and individuals stood up here this afternoon and we’ve got to look forward to next week and putting up a good performance against Italy.”

Fiji returns home today ahead of this week’s clash with Italy on Saturday.

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