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Scrum focus

December 31
13:12 2012

By VUNIWAQA BOLA

If there is no dramatic turn in implementing plans for Fiji Rugby, our future looks gloomy, says Franck Boivert.
The Fiji Rugby Union coaching director, currently on holiday in Paris,said one big objective for 2013 was the implementation of scrum plans.
“I hope everyone will support it, as there is no future for Fiji on the international rugby stage if we can’t scrum,” Boivert said.
“The goal is to train elite players and coaches at the same time. It will allow us to have the coaches being immersed in an elite programme for a long period of time which is what is needed if we want to have elite coaches in Fiji.”
On the technical side, Boivert said the players that they’ve had so far in camps have been working on basic skills.
“I hope they will acquire this quickly as I want to move on to more demanding tactical adaptation not only to compete internationally but mostly to acquire a true identity in the way we are going to play the game.”
Boivert said they would continue to also bring in more selectors or scouts to identify talents.
“We have nine selectors for 7s and we have a few already educated for the Under-18 and U20.
“We really need to do better in that part as I am sure we can select better teams and players and during the year, we will deploy our selectors/scouts around the country to identify the talents.”

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