Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Head coach John McKee will begin his 2019 World cup campaign lead-in from March when he will travel to France for a 3 days camp with the overseas based Flying Fijians.
McKee explained that the camp is to assemble the almost 30 European based players in Toulouse from the 4-6 of March, as a screening camp to look at the players physically and also medically to pick up any injuries they might have and to reconnect with the Fijian programme.
McKee has been pleased with the volume and quality of game time his squad have been producing during the European competitions.
Particularly pleasing has been the form from the likes of Viliame Mata, Peceli Yato, Goneva and Nakarawa.
Whilst the big stars have been having plenty of impact during their seasons, there is still a number of players who McKee will use the camp as an opportunity to provide supplementary focus areas to work on before they combine for the PNC campaigns later in the year.
The regulation 9 camp is also an opportunity for the Head Coach to reiterate his management team’s expecations around training, nutrition and professional standards for this important World Cup year, as well as reviewing the November tours.
McKee said that they see some other players who been on their radar playing well for their respective clubs if they visit them they have a really good first hand assessment of those players.
McKee is not only focusing on top players but he’ll also be looking into other players to make sure he has the best possible representation come July and then September.