The Wallabies have named 52 percent; 16 players from the Pacific Islands last Friday in their 31 man squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan which kicks off on September 20. Continue reading
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Rugby Championship heavyweights New Zealand, Australia and South Africa will go into RWC 2015 as the top three nations in the World Rugby Rankings.
Long-time leaders New Zealand remain untouchable – for a fortnight at least – on 92.89 points, with Australia 6.22 points behind in second and South Africa a further 1.52 points back in third.
Australia were unable to make up any ground on their cross-Tasman rivals despite being the only side of the three in action over the weekend, as their 47-10 win over the USA in Chicago did not come with any ratings points given the double-figure difference in rankings positions and rating points between the nations.
National coach John McKee said the Fiji Rugby Union had indentified a project for grounding front row players that would provide the core training needed to prepare them for international level matches.
McKee said World Rugby was very helpful in funding for Tier Two countries and was hoping that funding would be channelled in that part of the game for the islanders in the near future.
He said because of the rugby culture in Fiji which was based around the abbreviated sevens game, there was not enough being done in the set plays and preparing good front row forwards.