More improvements needed-McKee
October 12, 2015 12:25 am
Vodafone Flying Fijians coach, John McKee is hoping the team’s performance at the 2015 Rugby World Cup will attract more Test matches against Tier 1 nations.
Speaking at a press conference at Rugby House in Suva this morning, McKee says although the team performed well, there is still a lot of work to be done in order to improve Fiji’s ranking in World Rugby.
“We’ve shown at Pacific Nations Cup level that we are very successful and we do very well at that level. But when you go to those big environments in Twickenham and Millennium Stadium and you’re playing those big teams, it is a big step-up. We need to play those teams more often outside the Rugby World Cup to enhance our chances in the World Cup.”
The Fiji Rugby Union today received a $15,000 donation from Fiji Water.
The money will go towards recovering the costs of returning the team and management home following their World Cup campaign.
Meanwhile, the World Cup quarterfinal draws have been decided following the last round of pool games this morning.
On Sunday, South Africa will take on Wales at 3am and New Zealand meets France at 7am.
On Monday, Ireland faces Argentina at 12am and Australia takes on Scotland at 3am.
The semifinals will be held on October 25th and 26th while the Cup final will be staged at Twickenham Stadium on October 31st at 4am.
You can watch the World Cup live on FBC TV.