Fijians set Test target

The Flying Fijians forwards during a scrum session as they prepared for the Test match against Uruguay. Picture: FRU

FIJI Airways Flying Fijians head coach John McKee says they have put last weekend’s loss behind them and now focus on their next game this weekend.

McKee said that last week’s loss was disappointing but they had taken what they could from that game and would concentrate on preparations for Uruguay.

“We have some strong reference points from that game on things to work on as well as some positives that we will look to reinforce.”

Uruguay has already lost its first two warm-up matches of the tour against Guinness PRO14 clubs, Welsh-based Cardiff Blues 45-21 and Ireland’s Ulster club 21-5.

“We had some good passages of play and more from unstructured play and will be looking to build on that this weekend.”

After the big loss last weekend McKee and the Flying Fijians coaching staff have been working hard during the training sessions this week to patch up areas where the team failed against Scotland.

McKee is also expcted to make some changes to his starting line-up against Uruguay.

Fiji and Uruguay last met in pool play during the 2015 Rugby World Cup where Fiji came out victors 47-15.

Fiji ran in seven tries to two and avoided being placed at the bottom of the pool. Fiji is on 10th spot in the latest World Rugby rankings with Uruguay ranked 18th.

This will be Fiji and Uruguay’s second meeting in a Test match level.

The two teams are again in the same pool in the 2019 Rugby World Cup and will use this clash to test each other out before the big game in Japan.

Fiji vs Uruguay Test match will be played at 2am on Sunday morning.

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