McKee says lots of work to be done
19 July, 2015, 12:00 am
THE Vodafone Flying Fijians still have a lot of work to complete in the coming days despite the side registering an impressive win over Tonga 30-22 in the Pacific Nations Cup opener at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.
Head coach John McKee was satisfied with the win over their Pacific rivals.
“Things gone our way today but there are a lot of work to be done,” he said.
“It is certainly credit to Tonga with the way they played and they played a close game with pick and go and the short phase.
“Credit goes to the player as we had really stuck in hard today. We also had enough exposure towards the end of the match to take some good points.”
However, McKee said the team could have got more tries into the match.
“PNC is a tough competition with Tonga and Fiji it is not going to be an easy game.
“It was full of physicality game and they had some opportunities and they missed few kicks or it would have made it difficult.”
“We also had some opportunities but we didn’t turn them into points.”
Tonga coach Mana Otai said his team could have won the match but players failed in some areas.
“The match was there for the taking but unfortunately the boys did not take the advantage,” he said.
“Well done to Fiji as they did very well.
“There were lot of fundamental areas we lacked in as it was some basic stuff.
“Probably we had a good game with the scrums and the set piece. We still believe the game was there for us for the taking.”