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Crucial Tests

Moiz Munif
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

JOHN McKEE, the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians coach, believes the June international Tests are a crucial part of his plans for the build-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Georgia, Romania and Tonga are heading to Fiji in June.

McKee said the forward play of the opposition would be the test for his Fijian side.

"Looking at the June Test it is good to have some other teams coming to the Pacific to play," he said.

"Georgia and Romania, it is really good for us in the lead up to the Rugby World Cup playing teams with very strong forward packs to really test our forward pack under that type of pressure and also Georgia who are in our pool at the World Cup," he said.

Fiji, Australia, Wales and Georgia make up Pool D for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. McKee said another three international Test matches are lined up in November but opted to comment once the Tests were finalised.

The Flying Fijians coach guided the Fiji Giants team at the Brisbane Global 10s event last weekend. The team remained in Australia as they will play a match against Queensland Reds tomorrow night as the Fiji Warriors before heading home.

This will be the Reds last pre-season match before the start of the 2018 Super Rugby season.

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