As the Flying Fijians team looks forward to its match against the Maori All Blacks on July 13, at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, Coach John McKee says despite the players coming off professional environment, they will still focus on improving their fitness level to test match levels.
McKee adds they need to balance the fitness side of training with improving themselves technically around their skills and also improving themselves tactically around the game plan and team strategy.
In the Rugby World Cup, there will be a lot of ball in play time and high speed running in matches which is something some of his players maybe not used to.
These includes those coming from professional overseas clubs, so their conditioning needs to be specific to the intensities required so that the players can play full game no matter who the opposition is.
McKee adds they will also put a high priority on team culture and behaviors which plays a vital part in the performance of a team.