Flying Fijians wary of Scotland

Flying Fijians head coach Vern Cotter said they are approaching the game against Scotland on Sunday with a lot of humility.

Scheduled for 12am Sunday, Cotter said the game also serves as an opportune time for the team to gauge themselves and grasp the learnings they will take away from it individually and collectively especially ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

“This is really important that we put ourselves up against a good team,” Cotter said.

He is expecting the ninth-ranked Scotland side to come out firing after having already played a game, adding that it was important that the Flying Fijians play their kind of game, and ensuring they have the basics right.

“Going back to the bread and butter of rugby is going to be scrum and lineout, making sure we get our ball and if we can put them under pressure, perhaps they’ll give us a ball where we can play our unstructured game which comes naturally to us and and then we can score points. And that’s the idea.”

The side’s campaign has been hampered by player unavailability and niggling injuries, but also has its positives with players a lot more focused than their July outing.

“We are playing a very good team. For them, it’ll be a a practice game for them. For us, it’s a game that we want to learn things from, so we’re looking forward to it. There seems to be a much better dynamic than there was in July.”

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