Forward thinking from Scots
MacGillivray fit to face Fiji despite being knocked out in French loss
Last Updated: November 1, 2008 1:55am
MacGillivray: Fit to face Fiji
Scotland's players have been working hard on the training field as they prepare for their possibly pivotal World Cup fixture with Fiji on Wednesday.
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"I don't really remember a great deal after that until the last six minutes when I went on. I've had a few headaches but I'm ready to move on"
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The Pool B clash could see both sides playing for nothing but pride if France win for a second time in the competition on Saturday.
Only a Fiji win in Wollongong will keep alive Scotland's hopes of reaching the knockout stages after they were beaten 36-18 by the French last weekend.
However, coach Steve McCormack has made sure his players are ready for battle no matter what their chances of qualification, focusing specifically at the ruck area.
"We're looked at the game against France and they were pretty dominant around the middle," he told Sky Sports.
"We were loose around the ruck and you don't win games at any level if that's the case.
"We've done quite a lot of work on that and that an area, certainly against Fiji, that we can improve on."
The Scots will have Duncan MacGillivray available to play at the Bluetongue Stadium despite the second-rower being knocked out against France.
The Wakefield Wildcat returned to action later in the game and although he has had the occasional headache since, will be available for selection.
"I blame myself really. I got my head in on the wrong side, didn't brace myself for the tackle and paid for it," he admitted.
"I don't really remember a great deal after that until the last six minutes when I went on. I've had a few headaches but I'm ready to move on."