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Performance Counts, Says Potter

Performance Counts, Says Potter
Vodafone Fiji Bati head coach Mick Potter (middle), Manasa Malani (left) and Laisiasa Baleiwai at Nadi International Airport on October 6,2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
October 07
11:00 2017

Vodafone Fiji Bati head coach Mick Potter strongly believes that youth, experience and versatility is our formula to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

The former Wests Tigers coach jetted into the country yesterday in time for today’s Battle of the Bati at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

“It is paramount that we need youth, we need experience and we need versatility,” he said.

“The more experience we got the better our squad is and we’re going to have a good mix of experience and youth in the side.

“But normally if you do have injuries you need that versatility and that’s what I’m looking for when trying to get a balance with our squad. As far as what I’ve seen with the players in the NRL and those in other competition is that we’ve that balance.”

He confirmed that those players who play today would go for the final eight or nine spots that are still available.

“There are a few versatile players that can blend with us.”

Potter said there have been some instrumental players seen over the years but it will all rest on their performance.

“I am looking forward to the Battle of the Bati game to finalise our squad.

“I am sure the local players will give their best shot but I’m not too sure what we can expect from them. But from what I’ve been told it is going to be a tough battle,” Potter added.

The clash kicks-off at 3pm.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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