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Murimurivalu hails McKee’s influence

Fiji's fullback Kini Murimurivalu goes over for the try against Uruguay at the mkStadium in Milton Keynes, England. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji’s fullback Kini Murimurivalu goes over for the try against Uruguay at the mkStadium in Milton Keynes, England. Photo: World Rugby

Full-back Kini Murimurivalu, in speaking to Sports Mole, has praised the contribution that John McKee has made to Fijian rugby.

New Zealand-born McKee took charge of Fiji last year and has since guided the team to glory in the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, as well as having received plaudits for the style in which his side have played at the Rugby World Cup.

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McKee committed to Flying Fijians

Fiji still needs head coach John McKee's direction. Photo: Daily Mail UK

Fiji still needs head coach John McKee’s direction. Photo: EPA

Flying Fijian coach John McKee has denied reports that he was heading to Japan after the Rugby World Cup.

“There has been some media speculation but I am committed to Fiji rugby,” McKee said to the media in the post-match conference at the MK Stadium in Milton Keynes in England.

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Global sponsor needed for Fiji to progress: McKee

John McKee appeals for global sponsor to aid progrss for Fiji rugby. Photo: The West Australian

John McKee appeals for global sponsor to aid progress for Fiji rugby. Photo: The West Australian

Fiji coach John McKee has called for a major sponsor of world renown to finance rugby on the Pacific island so it can develop into a force capable of challenging at the 2019 World Cup.

The Fijians will be flying home before the knockout stages after failing to overcome the daunting task of beating hosts England, 2011 semi-finalists Wales and two-time champions Australia in the appropriately titled ‘Pool of Death’.

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McKee emerges as favourite to claim Japanese coaching roles

McKee has been touted as next coach for Japan's super rugby coach. Photo: Reuters

McKee has been touted as next coach for Japan’s new super rugby coach. Photo: Reuters

Fiji head coach John McKee is being touted as the frontrunner to take charge of Japan’s new Super Rugby team.

Fijian coach John McKee is coming to the fore as the favourite to replace Eddie Jones as the main man in Japanese rugby.

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McKee frustrated by pointless Fiji

Fiji head coach John McKee leads Fiji into three impressive games against the best. Photo: Times UK

Fiji head coach John McKee leads Fiji into three impressive games against the best. Photo: Times UK

Fiji coach John McKee admits it’s frustrating to still be without a point despite three impressive displays in the World Cup.

Having already lost hard-fought games against England and Australia, Fiji were beaten 23-13 in Cardiff by Wales, in a game that could have gone either way.

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Fiji sweat on Nadolo hearing

Nemani Nadolo in action against Australia at Millennium Stadium last Saturday. Photo: Gallo Images

Nemani Nadolo in action against Australia at Millennium Stadium last Saturday. Photo: Gallo Images

Fiji’s disciplinary problems are mounting as star wing Nemani Nadolo faces a World Cup judicial hearing today.

Following losses to Australia and England, Fiji are desperate to salvage some pride against a Wales side buoyed by their stunning 28-25 victory over England inspired by a kicking masterclass from flyhalf Dan Biggar.

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Koroi replaces Colati

Taniela Koroi attacks for his Tawa club in the Wellington Club competition. Photo: Stuff.co.nz

Taniela Koroi attacks for his Tawa club in the Wellington Club competition. Photo: Stuff.co.nz

Two players have been replaced from the Flying Fijians lineup due to injury after the physical 13-28 loss to the Wallabies early Saturday.

Stade Francais centre Waisea Nayacalevu who was injured early in the match against the Wallabies has been replaced by Timoci Nagusa.

And prop Isei Colati who sustained a left knee strain during training on Saturday has moved back to his French club USON for a review has been replaced by Tevita Koroi from his Italian club Mogliano.

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