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Vanuatu rower Rio Rii begins training stint in Queensland

The 25-year-old will have the chance to compete domestically with the state's rowing squad this week as he prepares for April's qualifying regatta in Korea.

Vanuatu Rowing's director, Andrew MacKenzie, said the opportunity to train overseas would prepare Rii both physically and mentally.

"You need to understand that you're competing against people from around the world and there's sort of key underlying principals and one of them is that you need to work really hard and train hard and competition is tough."