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Male doing well: Nagusa

By VUNIWAQA BOLA-BARI France-based Flying Fijians wing Timoci Nagusa believes having a local like Inoke Male to coach the national XV side is a bonus for Fiji Rugby. Though many
14 Jan 2014 09:18

By VUNIWAQA BOLA-BARI

France-based Flying Fijians wing Timoci Nagusa believes having a local like Inoke Male to coach the national XV side is a bonus for Fiji Rugby.
Though many would like to see an overseas coach to mentor  the Flying Fijians, Nagusa said Male was doing well and improving.
Nagusa said Male had made a lot of good changes in the team since he took over in 2012.
“There has been a lot more communication between management and senior players since Male took over,”Nagusa said.
“Overseas coaches make changes to suit their style or overseas team style and destroy our style of rugby.”
Nagusa said their Europe tour in November last year was a success because they had Male and Alifereti Mocelutu.
He supported the retention of the coaching panel for the Pacific Nations Cup in June with the inclusion of former rep Nicky Little.

Fijians in France
Nagusa said all was going well in France for many of them.
“The Heineken Cup is the competition on at the moment and I’m still with Montpellier.  Sevens speedster Samisoni Viriviri has also signed a contract with us,” Nagusa said.
He said he’s looking forward to meeting his cousin Viriviri, who would join him in June.
“We’re from Dratabu, Nadi and I’m so happy that he has signed up with us, I can’t wait to have him here so that he could be the second Fijian in the team.”
Nagusa added all the Fijian players in France were doing well and they spent Sunday with the Fijian players in Brive with the likes of Sisa Koyamaibole, Sevanaia Galala, Vione Tamaya and Api Naikatini.
“All is good at this end except for the cold weather. Most of the boys are doing well, Watisoni Votu is playing very well for  Perpignan, Metuisela Talebula is the leading tryscorer with nine tries.”
Nagusa is looking forward to teaming up with the Flying Fijians whenever needed.

Flying Fijians coach Inoke Male.




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