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FRU appoints Fiji coach

National rugby coach John McKee with Vodafone executive Liga Gukisuva and FRU Acting CEO. Photo: Fiji Times

National rugby coach John McKee (centre) with Vodafone executive Liga Gukisuva and FRU Acting CEO. Photo: Fiji Times

The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of John McKee as the new rugby 15s Flying Fijian Head Coach. 

McKee was selected ahead of other twenty four applicants who had applied and were considered for the position. McKee has been the current Manager of the High Performance Unit since November 2013.

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Fiji squad is the best: Tabua

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National coach Ilivasi Tabua believes the current squad has what it takes to overcome any hurdles they face and make a good showing at the VII Rugby World Cup which kicks off France on September 7.

“These are the best resources we have available and this is what we will work with,” Tabua said after the announcement of the 30-man squad at the Holiday Inn in Suva tonight.

Tabua was upbeat with the named squad members and believes they had what it took to reach the quarterfinals of the championship.

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Fiji in trouble for France: Johnstone

 Former national rugby coach Brad Johnstone believes the national side is in dire straits and would have to take extreme measures to compete well in the upcoming France Rugby World Cup which kicks off in three months.

Johnstone believes current coach Ilivasi Tabua is in very trying circumstances and is doing all he could to galvanise a team which has not been able to play together in the lead up to the biggest stage in rugby.

“As I said before Ili has inherited a very difficult situation,” Johnstone said.

“I believe he is doing all he can under the circumstances  but if his players are spread all  over the world and his finances have been cut by 50 percent,  Fiji is in a pretty dire situation.”

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