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Discipline Is An Issue, Says PNG Coach

Discipline Is An Issue, Says PNG Coach
Papua New Guinea men’s sevens team at ANZ Stadium, Suva on November 10, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau
November 11
11:00 2017

Guise encourages his players to lift their performance and to avoid any yellow card.  

Discipline was the major drawback experienced by the Papua New Guinea men’s sevens side during the opening day of the 2017 Oceania Sevens Rugby Championship, says head coach Douglas Guise.

The side beat Tuvalu 26-10 in their pool opener hoping to secure a spot in today’s Cup quarterfinals.

“Our aim is to qualify for the quarters and hopefully make a mark in this tournament,” Guise said.

Dangerous tackle on a Tongan player in their clash against Solomon Islands. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

Dangerous tackle on a Tongan player in their clash against Solomon Islands. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

“Despite winning our first game against Tuvalu, it was a bit scrappy in the sense that we had encountered a few yellow cards which is not a good way to start the competition.

“For me personally, I think the boys didn’t respect the opposition at all and discipline was way off the mark.”

Guise said that they should avoid making those mistakes today and has encouraged his players to keep improving their performance.

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s winger Timaima Ravisa on her way to score against Samoa. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s winger Timaima Ravisa on her way to score against Samoa. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

“We’ve been part of this tournament for a number of years and this is also my second time in Fiji coaching the side for the Oceania tournament.”
Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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