Rugby challenge

FIJI Airways Flying Fijians coach John McKee believes our young rugby players need to keep playing more rugby to better their game.

He made the comment after the Fiji Warriors retained the World Rugby Pacific Challenge at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday.

McKee was happy with Fiji’s development pathway in developing the players from an early age.

“I have seen Warriors play very well and it is good for the younger players coming in and the players learnt a lot during the competition,” McKee said.

“From the Warriors results we can see that we have been quite dominant on the scoreboard and that is a reflection of a lot of work going on in developing the athletes.

“There is a lot of work going on in developing the players and there is also a lot of good work going on in the rugby academy system. I think the players coming in the competition were able to step up.”

McKee had earlier said the players stood a good chance of representing Fiji at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

“There is an opportunity for the Fiji Warriors players with the team as we are going to Perth in May to play Western Force team,” McKee said.

“That is the next game for the Warriors players.

“With the under-20 getting ready for the Oceania Championship in Australia at the end of April and the start of May as well there are a lot of rugby for our upcoming rugby players,” McKee said.