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WARRIORS ‘WEAPON’

Vodafone Flying Fijians scrum coach Alan Muir believes local players have adapted well to the new scrum laws. Muir has been working with the Telecom Fijian Warriors side and was
08 Mar 2017 11:00
WARRIORS ‘WEAPON’
Fiji Warriors forward pack work on their lineout skills while training at the Nasova Fiji Police Academy ground yesterday.Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

Vodafone Flying Fijians scrum coach Alan Muir believes local players have adapted well to the new scrum laws.

Muir has been working with the Telecom Fijian Warriors side and was impressed with the way the players have reacted to the change.

“The first training run we had last Saturday we worked on the scrum laws, so it completely changed everything that we have been doing for the past twelve months,” Muir told SUNsports yesterday.

“How did we come out of it?  I think the game is going to tell. We were satisfied on where we are at the moment but there are couple of things that we need to clean-up later in the day.”

The former Wellington coach and scrum expert believes there is not much cleaning-up to be done on the scrum and even though it was a huge shift for the locals they are adapting well to the situation.

“We just need to get our systems right in the scrum and we need to change the system because of the change of laws. The fact that our core ingredients are still there it’s just a couple of things we need to change. Another massive shift but again we don’t know until the referee will start refereeing and we will know whether we got it right or not.

“The players have adapted really well, we are happy with them and there a few things that we introduced to them and they are picking up really well.”

The Warriors face Tonga A in the first round on Friday at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

“Tonga are always physical. They will always bring a physical game as they will try to break you down through the middle. We wouldn’t expect anything different from them. They will bring physicality to the game,” Muir added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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