6 Oct 2014

Sport: Flying Fijians aiming to foot it with the best

11:42 am on 6 October 2014

Fiji rugby coach John McKee says next month's European Tour is an opportunity to prove they can compete with the best teams in the world.

The Flying Fijians will play test matches against France, Wales and the United States in November to start a massive 12 month period, that includes Rugby World Cup pool games against hosts England and fellow heavyweights Wales and Australia.

John McKee says it's important they perform well against the top teams when given the chance.

"One of my goals around coaching the Fijian team is that we go to these games against tier one [teams] as equal competitiors. We know we've got a lot of work to do to achieve that but certainly I believe we've got the talent pool of players ... that's very, very achievable. Results count and the better placed you are in the world rankings and the better results you have against tier one nations you get better games so if we're performing well over time we will get a good calendar of games to play and hopefully we get to see Australia or New Zealand up in Fiji before too long".