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Analysis: Learn, Never Stop Trying

We should never stop trying until we achieved our target and this should be the message for our Fiji Airways Flying Fijians.
22 Sep 2019 11:00
Analysis: Learn, Never Stop Trying
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians loose forward Peceli Yato scored the opening try against the Wallabies in their Rugby World Cup match opener in the Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan, on September 21, 2019. Fiji lost 21-39. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ZoomFiji

It’s part of human nature to get disappointed when things don’t go our way. But it’s a cardinal sin if we are not prepared to learn from the fall and try to get stronger moving forward.

We should never stop trying until we achieved our target and this should be the message for our Fiji Airways Flying Fijians.

Outscored 6-2 in the 21-39 loss to Wallabies in Sapporo yesterday should be a learning experience for the team, with three matches to play in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

The bottom line is that we have a lot to learn. We had the game under control, but gave it away after the hour-mark after leading 21-12.

From then on we never recovered, made worse by the sending off of Levani Botia and the reshuffling of our tight five.

Leone Nakarawa moving to No.8 was a bad choice and the impact players failed to lift performance.

We stopped two rolling mauls in the first half, but we failed to contain the Wallabies after the break, allowing Tolu Latu to score twice from the drive.

Marika Koroibete put the final nail in the coffin when he outpaced Vereniki Goneva from a simple backline move to score the final try.

We started with a bang, led 14-12 at halftime, led by nine points with 20 minutes to go and lost 21-39 in the end. This is a reflection of how we play and we should persevere to get better moving forward.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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