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McKee reveals plan

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

THE Flying Fijians assistant coaches are expected to be named this week.

John McKee, the Flying Fijians head coach made the revelation during a press conference at the Rugby House last week.

McKee is working closely with former Flying Fijians lock forward Simon Raiwalui who is based in France.

Raiwalui is liaising with McKee on latest updates of players playing in Europe which helped McKee select his 39-member squad last Friday.

And Raiwalui is expected to be named as one of the assistant coaches.

"I have been talking to a number of people after the appointment was made and I already have some people in mind," McKee said.

"I have spoken to others so I expect to go to the board with a short list."

McKee said the announcement was to be made last night or early this morning.

Meanwhile players such as Nikola Matawalu, Metuisela Talebula, Netani Talei, Nemani Nadolo, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Akapusi Qera, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa and Sireli Bobo have been drafted into the extended 39-member squad.

McKee will name his final 30 players before the end of this month. He said he named 39 players to cover for unexpected injury concerns.

Fiji plays its opening Test match this season against Italy on June 7 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

The Flying Fijians will then face Tonga at Churchill Park in Lautoka, the following weekend.

Fiji will host Samoa in Suva on June 21 before playing Cook Islands in the Rugby World Cup qualifying match in Lautoka on the 28.








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