Fiji ready for Wallabies despite short turn-around

4:42 pm on 23 September 2015

Fiji rugby coach John McKee says his players are looking forward to taking on the Wallabies tomorrow, despite having only five days to recover from their last match.

Fiji were beaten by 35-11 by England in the opening match of the World Cup at Twickenham.

John McKee says there were plenty of positives from that performance but the squad also let themselves down in some areas.

Fiji rugby coach John McKee announces his team to face Australia at the World Cup.

Fiji rugby coach John McKee announces his team to face Australia at the World Cup. Photo: Fiji Rugby

He says Fiji has focused on recovery in the past few days and while backing up is a challenge they have no choice but to get on with the job.

"It's what it is and I can talk about it all afternoon [but] it doesn't change what it is. What they do in future World Cups I'm not sure but it's what it is in this World Cup. We've got our strategy to manage it, and we've managed it as best we can, and the boys are ready for the game tomorrow."

John McKee says Japan's upset win over South Africa has also given the team a lift and shows that the gap is closing between the tier one and tier two countries.

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