Fiji scrum gets help from Georgia

Date published: November 6 2014

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Training nearby to the Georgian national squad has had some advantages for Fiji before facing France this weekend.

Training nearby to the Georgian national squad has had some advantages for Fiji before facing France this weekend.

New coach John McKee has already discussed improving the team’s set-piece ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Now it seems they’ve had some luck, after training in the south of France close to Georgia’s base and undergoing some joint training sessions.

“Luckily the Georgians were also in the vicinity of our camp so we organised scrimmages which the coach found very fruitful because of the fact the Georgians are a good scrummaging side and very good in the tight,” Fiji CEO Radrodro Tabulevu told Radio New Zealand.

“It gave us an opportunity to fine tune our scrum and our lineout.”

Tabulevu underlined the importance of Fiji’s matches over the next few weeks in preparation for their World Cup campaign.

“Our objective for this tour is to set a platform for next year’s Rugby World Cup.

“The world will be watching when we pit ourselves against the English in Twickenham on the 18th of September, so France, Wales and the USA will be an ideal testing time for our coach, who is in his first year, to have a feel of where the boys are at and what sort of work needs to be done.”

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