FORMER Wallaby Cameron Blades says Fiji 15s side lacks a solid foundation for its scrum to work effectively during games.
Blades joined the Flying Fijians Northern Tour team management as the scrum coach/technical adviser earlier this week and will start working with the forwards from today.
The former NSW Waratahs prop said laying a good foundation was important for the national team to dominate scrums in the upcoming tour.
"There is plenty of things need to be done. I will be looking from the technical point of view, obviously looking at the individual body shape and make sure we got all basics in place," Blades said.
Blade said having good foundation in scrum was something the players could fall back on when fatigues kicked in during the game.
He said consistently training hard was vital to get good foundation laid in the forwards play.
"I think it (scrummaging) has been a hit miss in the past. It's something I will try and address and get the foundation right to play that beautiful Fijian style of a solid base," Blakes added.
"There are fine margins in there and it's just about tweaking it to make sure we got the mental side right just as much as foundation.
"So, basically from technical point of view, we have to make sure we got the right body and from the mental point of view, we got the right attitude and as a group, we are doing everything together as one."
Blades, who will also have sessions with players on the new scrum rules, said the Flying Fijians would face a tough test against the giant front rowers in the northern hemisphere.