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Fijians Will Do Well: Hadfield

David Hadfield says discipline, focus and patience will be the key elements for the Vodafone Flying Fijians at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The World Rugby High Performance consultant has
21 Aug 2015 09:30
Fijians Will Do Well: Hadfield
World Rugby High Performance consultant, David Hadfield.

David Hadfield says discipline, focus and patience will be the key elements for the Vodafone Flying Fijians at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The World Rugby High Performance consultant has been travelling the around the Pacific assisting Samoa, Tonga and Fiji for the RWC next month.

Hadfield applauded the Fijian squad yesterday.

“They are a great bunch of men to work with the whole day and they are working hard,” he said.

“I’m here to see what the coaches are doing, see what they talk about and see the boys get right information and how much they can take in.

“It’s a very experienced and a clever team and I think the Flying Fijians will do well.

“Discipline, focus, and patience will be three important things the boys can continue to grow in all the areas during the campaign,” he added.

“The mind and the body are connected, if you are not fit enough in the last 15 minutes, the brain doesn’t work really well. There is an old saying ‘fatigue makes cowards of us all, fatigue makes idiots of us all.’

“If we are tired the brain is not getting enough fuel, then we lose concentration and decision-making.  You got to work on physical fitness, this is critical.

“You got to have bula vakaivakarau (you got to be disciplined). “

The Kiwi said the Fijian scrum was getting better and the first game against England on September 19 should be exciting.

“The Fijian scrum and backline are getting stronger and stronger. There is an open relationship between the management team and the boys and that is what the team needs.

“The first game against England will be huge, I don’t know whether Fiji have played in front of 85,000 fans before.

“It should be exciting, the boys will just have to trust themselves.”

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