New style of play

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Kini Murimurivalu looks for support during the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians training session at Albert Park in Suva on Tuesday, June 05, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

MEMBERS of the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians have been urged by its head coach John McKee to contribute in adding new styles to their game plan that best suits Scotland in their first Europe Tour match.

He said Fiji could not afford to play the same pattern it used in past encounters.

McKee said many players in the side had their own concepts and was necessary to talk it through with the team to bring the best out in the side.

“Naturally the players have some good ideas that contribute to what we’re trying to achieve and it’s important they talk through how it feels on field and during the game to get the best outcome as a group,” he said.

“If we keep doing the same thing with our game, we will get left behind.

“For the players it suits them to be presented with new concepts and to be challenged with new ideas.

“The players get confidence from adding new components into the game plan ensuring there’s elements our competitors like Scotland haven’t seen before.

“There is a lot of experience in this group and in addition to the work we put on the field and in the gym, we encourage input from players during our squad and unit meetings.”

McKee said the side also had some experienced players with leadership skills that could take off the loads from skipper Dominiko Waqaniburotu.

These players include Leone Nakarawa, Vereniki Goneva, Campese Ma’afu, and Peceli Yato.

“We’ve spent some quality time one on one working through what we want to achieve and discussing the composition of the leadership group.

“An effective leadership group takes a lot of pressure off the captain in the way they support him and they play a huge role in driving the behaviour and values of the team.”

The side will leave its Tolouse camp next week to prepare for the Scotland match scheduled at Murrayfield Stadium on November 11.

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