17 Oct 2014

Sport: Fiji league team not using short prep time as excuse

11:55 am on 17 October 2014

The Fiji Rugby League Coach doesn't think the short preparation time for Sunday's test against Lebanon will hamper his team too much.

Rick Stone brings his squad together this morning for the match that will be played at Remondis Stadium in New South Wales in Australia.

Stone says it's not ideal but they'll cope.

"We've got the nucleus of those boys who played with us in the World Cup which held in good stead. We've got a solid one, six seven and nine sort of combination and that's important. Some of the Fijians who play in the outside backs and the forwards and some of the young bloke have plenty of opportunities to show their wares and push probably towards the 2017 World Cup which is going to be in Australia and New Zealand."

Rick Stone says Wes Naiqama will lead the Fiji Bati.

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