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Rauluni Wastes No Time, Kick Starts On Defence

  The Vodafone Flying Fijians Assistant coach defence and skills Mosese Rauluni spent his first day in the country preparing the Telecom Fijian Warriors side for the Pacific Rugby Challenge
03 Mar 2016 13:26
Rauluni Wastes No Time,  Kick Starts On Defence
Mosese Rauluni (with ball) assists the Telecom Fijian Warriors squad in Suva yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

The Vodafone Flying Fijians Assistant coach defence and skills Mosese Rauluni spent his first day in the country preparing the Telecom Fijian Warriors side for the Pacific Rugby Challenge next week.

Rauluni flew into the country on Tuesday afternoon to help the Warriors team build-up their defence line.

He had his first session with the team yesterday at Bidesi Park and was impressed with the load of energy shown on the training ground.

“This is my first day with the boys and I’ve been very happy with the way they train, very energetic considering what happened in the country with the cyclone and devastation.

“The boys have trained very well with a lot of new boys in the team so hopefully we can get the performance well on Tuesday but it’s going to be step by step,” Rauluni said.

Rauluni says the boys will have to get into the right defensive shape and staying fit in this heat will be a challenge for the team as they follow in the step of the Flying Fijians.

“I know that everyone comes from different clubs, different provinces and different defence shape so what we want to do is mirror what the Flying Fijians do so we want to get them into the same system.

“The transition from Warriors to Flying Fijians is not that hard especially for the local boys. Fitness will be a big issue, it will be hard knowing the heat and all but Samoa will have the same problem when we play them next week,” he added.

He added yesterday’s preparations towards the PRC were notable as there was a lot of communications with the players.

“If they don’t put in the effort during training it’s going to show in the field.”

Edited by Anasilini Ratuva

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