The Wallabies defeated the Pacific Nations Cup holders 37-14 in Melbourne, with Suva-born Henry Speight and Israel Folau both scoring twice for the home side.The Flying Fijians were kept scoreless until Vereniki Goneva found the tryline in the 62nd minute before Timoci Nagusa added another consolation four minutes from full-time.John McKee said it was a frustrating start to the international window.”We did a lot of quite good things in the game but on the scoreline for us it was disappointing,” he said.”We’ve got things to work on but I think we can take a lot of positives from that game for the rest of our series going forward.”We had enough ball in that game to do very well but we didn’t execute as well as we needed to – certainly our conversion rate of possession to points was poor in comparison to the Wallabies.”The Flying Fijians have a chance to rectify their mistakes on home soil against Italy this Saturday.The teams last test was also in Suva, three years ago, where the home side defeated the Azzurri 25-14.John McKee believed the gap between tier one and tier two nations was closing and said Italy presented a completely different challenge to Australia.”We need to play those games to get better,” he said.”We’re sort of the top ranked tier two team but we do know that there is a big step up in the performance required to be successful against the tier one nations.”John McKee said some more players have joined them in camp this week after playing in the French Top 14 playoffs and he will continue to rotate his squad in the build up to next month’s Rugby World Cup qualifiers against Tonga and Samoa. Photo: AFP Fiji’s Kini Murimurivalu tries to tackle Australia’s Israel Folau.
The inaugural ‘Féile na Seiteanna, Leitir Ceanainn’ took place in the Clanree last weekend and was a great success.Some 100 set dancers from all over Donegal, the North West and as far away as Belfast, Dublin and Cork were joined by more than 80 dancers from Galway and the West for a celebration of all that is good about set dancing.Music for the three Céilithe was provided by Rise the Dust Ceilí Band (from the Midlands) and by our very own Duntally Ceili Band from Donegal. Eight sets were danced each night together with some two hand dances and old time waltzes. The event raised over €2,000 which was divided between SNAP – Special Needs Accessible Playground Letterkenny – and Peru Children’s Charity. Already arrangements are being finalised for the 2014 event at the same time next year (August 29 to 31, 2014) and we look forward to an even greater gathering of set dancers from all across Ireland . Why not join us then? LETTERKENNY SET DANCING FESTIVAL IS HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: September 5th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LETTERKENNY SET DANCING FESTIVAL IS HUGE SUCCESS