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Warriors Big Test

Warriors Big Test
Fiji Airways Fiji Warriors during a pool session at the Grand Pacific Hotel on the 10th of March,2018.Photo: Simione Haravanua.
March 11
11:00 2018

The Fijian Warriors are wary of the powerful Junior Japan side when they clash in the second round of the World Rugby Pacific Challenge at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on Tuesday.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday Warriors head coach Senirusi Seruvakula said they would be working on executing their moves and at the same time keep to their game plans when taking on the Japanese.

The Warriors beat Samoa A 33-21 in their WRPC opener while Junior Japan came from behind to wallop Tonga A 46-28 on Friday night.

Despite the win Seruvakula says they still need to do a lot work before the next game.

He indicated that they need to be pushing the passes, which was not done consistently and over confidence is another area they would be looking to improve on.

“We just need to be consistent in how we play. We need to keep to our game pattern and following the system that we have been doing for the past few weeks.

“Also when we get into contact we need to have the ball with us so we can work on all our patterns.

“These were areas we need to rectify be­cause they could be repeating the same mis­takes against Junior Japan which could be costly for us.”

Seruvakula said they would be focusing on their strengths and capitalising on it for maximum points.

However, he commended how the young players stepped up to the occasion and played their hearts out.

“A lot of them stepped-up and that is good for Fiji Rugby as it helps them build on their confidence as they go on.”

He congratulated full-back Inia Tawalo, who got married in Batiri Village, Nadroga on Friday morning and returned to Suva to be in time for the Samoa A clash where he scored the first try.

The match kicks-off at 5pm

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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