Discipline, trust, vital for RWC campaign
26 August, 2019, 12:55 pm
LESS than a month away from the Rugby World Cup in Japan, discipline and trust is vital for all teams and the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians management believes, the Fijian boys will maintain their fitness until their final match in the world championship.
As we draw closer to the competition, players are given time-off from their team camp and temptation is a disease that they will need to fight.
However coach John McKee believes his boys will maintain the rules given but at the same time they don’t want to make the players feel insecure or being monitored.
McKee said his players deserved a time-off before they spend another month together in Japan.
“We got to give players time away and we cannot just keep them 10 weeks in camp.
“We respect the players making the right choices and we’ve told them that their hard work can be outdone in a couple of days with bad lifestyle and poor eating so we respect the players to make the right decisions,” said McKee.
McKee has also reminded the players on the importance of donning the national jersey to the world cup.
“Representing the Flying Fijians comes with responsibilities and we empathise that to our players that now you are selected to be a member of the Flying Fijians to the world cup means you’re a 24 hours, seven days a week Flying Fijian and you can’t clock off on a Saturday.
“It is a very short break for them and I believe they kept their side of the bargain and we look forward to a better outing against Tonga,” he said.
Fiji will take on Tonga on Friday in New Zealand for their last Test match before the World Cup.