Rugby

Our Locks Hold The Key To Our Rugby World Cup Success

They are the mainstays and among the most experienced players in the team, leading by example and always letting their actions do the talking,
01 Aug 2019 15:30
Our Locks Hold The Key To Our Rugby World Cup Success
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians lock forwards Leone Nakarawa (left) and Tevita Cavubati during training at Albert Park in Suva. Photos: Ronald Kumar

Lock forwards make it happen because they hold the key for a rugby team to function. They are the heart of the scrum, the power behind the tight five, they control the lineouts, kickoffs and many times get the driving mauls going.

Leone Nakarawa, Api Ratuniyarawa and Tevita Cavubati have been manning the roles to good effect since the last Rugby World Cup.

They are the mainstays and among the most experienced players in the team, leading by example and always letting their actions do the talking,

With the inclusion of Albert Tuisue due to injury to Cavubati, Nakarawa and Ratuniyarawa continue to excel in their roles.

The depth in our locks department is a good indicator as we build up for the Rugby World Cup in September.

With their physical presence, we expect them to lead the charge in the second round of the Pacific Nations Cup against Canada at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is 5.15pm.

For the team to deliver the outcome, they need to call the shots and they need to play key roles. After all, a lot depends on them.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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