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Alan Muir Rates Radrodro, Dawai

  Vodafone Flying Fijians scrum coach Alan Muir said Eremasi Radrodro deserved to start at No. 8 against Samoa in their second round of the Pacific Nations Cup today. The
18 Jun 2016 13:43
Alan Muir Rates Radrodro, Dawai
Vodafone Flying Fijians side following their Captains run at ANZ Stadium yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

 

Vodafone Flying Fijians scrum coach Alan Muir said Eremasi Radrodro deserved to start at No. 8 against Samoa in their second round of the Pacific Nations Cup today.

The Batiki, Lomaiviti native, who replaced Malakai Ravulo in the 12th minute against Tonga last week, starts this afternoon pushing Nemia Soqeta to the bench.

“Eremasi deserves the opportunity as he did well for the Telecom Fijian Warriors during the Pacific Rugby Challenge and the two-match tour of Uruguay.

“He’s been given the opportunity to see what it’s like at this level,” Muir said.

Muir rated flanker Naulia Dawai as a player for the future.

“Dawai is a real prospect and a very intelligent player,” he said.

The Fijian forwards are wary of the challenge the Samoans will bring upfront.

“It’s going to be a very hard game, we are all vying for the same goal and that is to qualify for the 2019 RWC.

“Samoa has some very good footballers, their scrum will be very, very good, so we need to prepare accordingly.”

Muir did wonders for Fijian scrum during the 2015 Rugby World Cup competing well against Tier One nations Wales, Australia and England.

The work has now started again for ‘Grumpy’ towards the 2019 RWC campaign.

“We have set our targets which we would like to achieve in all our matches and the players are working accordingly,” he said.

Edited by Osea Bola

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