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Time’s Up, Tani

Someone should bite the bullet and be answerable for  the continuous pathetic performance of the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team. And, the Fiji Rugby Union should question coach Iliesa Tanivula
27 Jan 2018 10:48
Time’s Up, Tani
lIiesa Tanivula

Someone should bite the bullet and be answerable for  the continuous pathetic performance of the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team.

And, the Fiji Rugby Union should question coach Iliesa Tanivula why his team continue to be an embarrassment to the nation and to our national sport.

We thought they had  learned their lesson and cranked up a gear after finishing winless in Dubai last month.

But they seem to have hit a dead end and clueless as their performance continued  to nosedive at the World Sevens Series in Sydney yesterday.

They lost all their pool games going down to Canada 24-12, Russia 19-12 and Ireland 17-14.

We all know what our women are capable of, having reached fourth place on the Women Sevens Series last year.

But as of late they seem to have lost all sense of purpose and direction.

Undoubtedly the players and Tanivula sacrificed a lot during the festive season in their bid to tick in Sydney.

But they seem to be going nowhere and struggling to find form.

Tanivula and the majority of the players have been together even before the 2016 Rio Olympics and they boast one of the experienced outfits on the world circuit.

But something is drastically wrong.  Players definitely lack the fire in their belly to deliver.  It seems what they are doing during training is backfiring on their performance on the field.

It’s either they are doing the wrong programme at training or the players are not working in unison with Tanivula.

Whatever the case maybe, the writing is on the wall for a complete overhaul and shake- up.

It seems Tanivula has lost the plot to coach a winning team and perhaps  time is nigh.

And possibly some of the players have reached their use- by date.

Whatever the reasoning, drastic actions need to be taken to whip Fijiana back into a winning outfit.

German philosopher/poet Goethe once said that it matters little where you are going but in which direction you are heading.

Fijiana are  heading nowhere. Is it mental or physical? Either way it’s action time NOW.

Feedback:  oseab@fijisun.com.fj

 


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