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Coach Warns

Telecom Fijian Warriors head coach Senirusi Seruvakula has called on local based-players to work hard if they want to play in the Australian National Rugby Championship. This was after the
22 Mar 2017 11:28
Coach Warns
Telecom Fijian Warriors side during captain's run yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Telecom Fijian Warriors head coach Senirusi Seruvakula has called on local based-players to work hard if they want to play in the Australian National Rugby Championship.

This was after the Warriors successfully retained the World Rugby Pacific Challenge title in Suva last Saturday.

The NRC competition will run for three months starting in August and culminating in October.

Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach John McKee had earlier indicated that the Warriors will be the core of the NRC team and majority members of the squad will be local based- players.

Seruvakula told SUNsports yesterday that the local players would need to step-up on their performance on and off the field.

“After this PRC most players will go back to their provincial unions and prepare for the Skipper Cup and we will be monitoring them,” he siad.

“The next outing is the NRC and a lot of these players will have to fight for their spot to be in the team and it will be another level from the PRC.”

Discipline is one area Seruvakula believes they need to improve on during the Skipper Cup competition which starts next month.

Seruvakula also confirmed that a few overseas based-players would join the NRC squad.

“Players will need to work hard, discipline themselves maintain what they have been doing and they have to be hard working week in and week out of the Skipper Cup.

“It will be tough to get into the NRC squad when they are selected into the extended squad, they will have to fight for their spot because overseas based-players will also come in,” he added.

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