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Warriors Coach Identifies ‘Weak Areas’

Well, we’re hoping for a more physical match against the Ton­gan’s who is much more prepared compared to last year and despite the bulk look they are fit
07 Mar 2019 15:03
Warriors Coach Identifies ‘Weak Areas’
Senirusi Seruvakula.

There is still room for im­provement for the Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors side before they take on Tonga A in the opening match of the Pacific Rugby Challenge at the ANZ Sta­dium, Suva tomorrow.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday coach Senirusi Seruvakula said he has identified key areas that need to be improved, as they anticipate a physical encounter against the Tongans.

“This was after looking at the training videos of the team yester­day,” Seruvakula said.

“So, we will be working on the identified areas that need some touch- up from today till Friday.

“Well, we’re hoping for a more physical match against the Ton­gan’s who is much more prepared compared to last year and despite the bulk look they are fit.

“We understand that some Flying Fijian players are in the side like Mesulame Dolakoto, Eroni Mawi and Frank Lomani as they are ac­tually pushing their way through to the Rugby World Cup extended squad.

“But you never know some of the newcomers might rise up to play for the Fijian Latui and Drua side or even the head coach for the Fly­ing Fijians John McKee might pick some of these players for his squad as well.”

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“We also have two Ratu Kadavule­vu School students that played at the Coca- Cola Deans competition and are currently training in the extended squad. They are Alivereti Loaloa and Taniela Ramasibana.

“And they have been coping really well as it’s a huge achievement for them to be part of the Warriors,” Seruvakula highlighted.

“These two players are also in the under- 20 side as well and I am hopeful that they will be given a run come this Friday.

“And just like the recent Fijian 7s rep Meli Derenalagi who I coached during his school days. Meli played for the national under-16 to under-20 side before making the national 7s team. This is a great pathway for these young players to follow.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: grace.narayan@fijisun.com.fj



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