19 Aug 2011

Fiji rugby coach not daunted by high injury count

10:46 am on 19 August 2011

The Fiji rugby coach says running a big squad has taken the stress out of settling on their World Cup squad.

Samu Domoni is readying his side to take on Tonga in the second game of their two test series today in Lautoka, a final hit out before naming his World Cup squad on Monday.

Injuries have hampered his Cup build up but Domoni says it hasn't consumed him and isn't concerned another game against the bruising Tongans may add to the injury count.

"Its not table tennis where you just stand and whack the ball.I mean its all blood, sweat and tears.You have got to throw your body on the line to get the outcome and desired progress of what we are trying to do at the moment.We should be looking in good our progress.And the negative thing about the injuries should be a positive for the other guys to pull their finger out and back themsevles and have a go."