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ANALYSIS: First Things Right

Some teams competing in the Skipper Cup competition need to grasp and play within the rules this weekend. After Round Seven last weekend, it was quite evident players are losing
06 Jul 2015 10:20
ANALYSIS: First Things Right
Referee Jerry Veisa flashes a red card to Avisai Rinamalo (right), and a yellow card was shown to Sireli Kaloucava (middle), during the Skipper Cup match between Northland and Naitasiri at Gatward Park, Korovou, last Saturday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Some teams competing in the Skipper Cup competition need to grasp and play within the rules this weekend.

After Round Seven last weekend, it was quite evident players are losing control and repeating the same mistakes.

Basic mistakes such as poor ball handling, individual play and indiscipline continues to be the issue

The match commissioners who have been monitoring the games from round one are seeing the same mistakes every weekend.

Jonasa Tawake, who monitored the Lautoka-Ovalau match, highlighted the indiscipline issue

“Players need to play as a team to realise that this a team sport,” Tawake said.

“Discipline continues to be a major problem,” Tawake said.

The BLK Naitasiri-Northland match resulted in a player sent off and four yellow cards were the order of the day.

Penisoni Waki, who monitored the Nadi-Namosi game, said teams need to master the basic rules of rugby.

“The main things teams need to work on is discipline and the basic rules of the game,” Waki said.

Jone Walesi, who officiated the RC Manubhai Suva-Macuata game, said teams need to take every game seriously.

“Teams need to treat every game seriously. Suva needed to be consistent in their performance.”

With four rounds to go before the competition enters into knockout stage, teams can surely learn from their mistakes and play better rugby.

Lacking the basics and discipline are the most important things players and coaches need fixing.

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