Fijivillage
NEWS SPORTS
24 September, 2020, 2:23 pm Central - 25°C Rain
ACCF
ACCF

We are still in this - McKee

We are still in this - McKee

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 22/09/2019

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Coach John McKee says Fiji is still in this tournament after their strong and impressive first half performance stunned the Wallabies but wasn’t enough to earn them a victory as they went down 39‑21 at Sapporo Dome in Japan last night.

McKee says they have learnt a lot out of last night’s game and it is now time to move on and prepare for their next game against Uruguay on Wednesday.

In the post match press conference, McKee was asked about Wallabies wing Reece Hodge escaping a red card against Fiji.

Hodge prevented Peceli Yato from scoring a certain try in the 26th minute by stopping Yato with a shoulder‑led, no‑arms challenge to the head.

In response, McKee said he has not seen the footage of the incident yet and they have no complaints about the referee.

Captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu says he did refer the tackle by Reece Hodge to referee Ben O’Keeffe who said there was nothing wrong with it.

He says the boys are still in high spirits and ready to prepare for their next game.

The Wallabies now lead Pool D with 5 points.

The Flying Fijians next match is against Uruguay at 5.15pm on Wednesday.

ADVERTISEMENT

MH Moneygram
MH Online Shopping Banner

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Pollution in Suva
Serious concerns raised as research shows microplastic in fish and other seafood sources in ...
21 hours ago

RKS students stage protests against their principal
Akbar says they hope to resume classes at RKS on Monday but this will depend on the recommendations by the investigating ...
17 days ago

Fiji Airways In Depth
Fiji Airways extends the cancellation of scheduled international flights to September.Read the full coverage ...
30 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
Man who murdered a sex worker sentenced to life in prison by Suva High Court
A 43-year-old Chinese national who murdered a sex worker in May last year has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Suva High Court Judge, Justice Da...
2 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
SANZAAR hit back at New Zealand Rugby
SANZAAR boss Andy Marinos doesn't think the Rugby Championship is at risk of not going ahead despite New Zealand Rugby expressing their ...
21 minutes ago

It is only fair that a household gets one stall – Kumar
Minister for Local Government, Premila Kumar confirms some market masters have been relieved of their duties and all municipal councils are now under ...
1 hour ago

Five villages in Yasawa to benefit from fruit tree planting materials and home gardening packages
Five villages from three districts in the Yasawa group of islands are earmarked to benefit from the Ministry of Agriculture's 'Village Nutrition ...
3 hours ago

Police investigating aspect of negligence in drowning incidents involving children
Police have confirmed that they are now looking into a possible case of negligence in all the drowning incidents concerning children this ...
3 hours ago

207 new junior nurses posted to CWM, Lautoka and Labasa hospitals
207 new junior nurses have been posted to the CWM, Lautoka and Labasa hospitals. They are now part of the health system and will be appointed as ...
5 hours ago

TOP