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Italy Test to set platform

Emoni Narawa
Sunday, June 01, 2014

FLYING Fijian Timoci Nagusa believes the Test match against Italy will set the platform for Fiji's crucial 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign.

The Montpellier flyer says the RWC qualifying match against Cook Islands at the end of the month is important for Fiji as it will determine Fiji's fate of participating at world tournament in Europe next year.

The Vodafone-sponsored Flying Fijian side needs a win over Cook Island on June 28 to qualify for the RWC.

If Fiji qualifies, the national 15s side faces Wales, Australia and England in Pool A.

Nagusa said the match against Italy would be a testing ground for the players.

"Everything is going on well at training," he said.

"The communication between the coaches and senior players has been great. The training program is good and everyone is happy with the program.

"We're taking each game at a time. This match against Italy will set the platform for the very important game against Cook Islands at the end of the month."

Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach John McKee will use Nagusa at last man down, a position he feels suits his game.

"Personally I think I'm happy that I can cover for both the wing and fullback. I'm much more relaxed at fullback but I'll see which position they'll give me," Nagusa said.

Meanwhile, the Italy side will arrive into the country tonight. Fiji takes on Italy at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday.








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