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Seruvakula’s Analysis

Seruvakula’s Analysis
Avete Daveta of the Fijian Drua runs the ball away from the Greater Sydney Rams in the NRC clash at TG Milner Field in Sydney, Australia on October 7, 2017. Photo: Zimbio
October 10
14:39 2017

Drua coach reviews performance and what they need to work on

The Senirusi Seruvakula coached-Fiji Airways Drua side are adamant to work on improving their discipline before they face Queensland Country on October 21 at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

In their last Australian outing the Drua lost 66-5 to Canberra Vikings before bouncing back to wallop Greater Sydney Rams 57-31 last Saturday.

“The first game was very disappointing,” Seruvakula said.

“There were no excuses as we were beaten by a good team. There were a lot of positives from them and we re-grouped and we just want to win against the Sydney Rams and also with a bonus point.”

Seruvakula said this lifted their standard of play as they worked on their discipline.

“We did not play according to our game pattern in the first half as we scrambled a lot but we came back in the second half and scored some good tries.”

The no-nonsense coach said it is things like the eye-gouging incident that they must look out for.

“We have to be careful and maintain our discipline and we can’t afford to be doing those things in this competition. We just have to be professional because we’re playing against professional players and we have to lift up to their standards.”

He added that the players need to play the full 80 minutes of rugby.

“Sometimes the game gets tougher and the players lose their patience and later they’re disappointed with what they do on the field. It is things like silly mistakes but we just have to regroup and maintain discipline for each game.”

Seruvakula said flanker Samuela Saqiwa had a minor knock on his ankle while Mataiasi Ucutabua injured his knee.

He also confirmed that players who have fully recovered from injuries are skipper John Stewart, first choice halfback Serupepeli Vularika and lock Apisai Tauyavuca.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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