Tough task ahead for Flying Fijians
31 October, 2018, 8:00 pm
FORMER Flying Fijian second five eighth Seremaia Bai believes that it will not be an easy task for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijian team to get three straight wins in the November test matches.
The Flying Fijians have only two weeks of training as a team before they face Scotland, Uruguay and France in the autumn test match that kicks off next weekend.
Bai said there were various factors the players needed to adapt to before their first match against Scotland.
“First of all, it’ll be winter over there for sure the local boys will struggle a little bit in terms of weather but it’s a matter of them given an opportunity to play and how fast they can adapt to the cold weather,” Bai said.
“The overseas based players can adapt to the weather but it’s a matter of adapting as early as possible.
Fiji is ranked 10th in the world and their first match will be against the 6th ranked Scottish side.
“Honestly it’s going to be difficult and tough; you put together a team in probably two weeks’ time won’t be an easy task playing against a team like Scotland but they need to control possession and use it wisely,” Bai said.
“It’s important if they play according to their strength and their set piece has to be strong and I think that’s one area the French and the Scottish will try target us on and if we can do that throughout the 80 minutes and I think we can compete with them.”
Meanwhile, some of the overseas based players will return to their various clubs since they’ve been given three days only to be with the rest of the squad since they joined in as a team on Monday. They will then meet next week before they fly off to Scotland.
Fiji will play Scotland at 3.30am next Sunday at Murrayfield Stadium and then play Uruguay on November 18 while our last game is against France on the 25th.