Latui Works On Clarity, Fitness

The side plays China Lions at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on March 14.
20 Feb 2020 13:27
Latui Works On Clarity, Fitness
Fijian Latui squad members Caleb Muntz (left) and John Stewart at the Fiji Airports grounds on February 19, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Fijian Latui head coach Senirusi Seruvakula has three weeks to work on clarity and fitness before the Global Rapid Rugby competition kicks off next month.

The side plays China Lions at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on March 14.

The side has moved base to Nadi.

“Working on the fitness and the clarity of rugby so that the players understand how the system works. There are a lot of new faces in the team,” he said.

“We have to be very patient with these boys as GRR s fast-paced.

“It is the pathway to prepare them for the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua and Flying Fijians.

He added that this will be a bigger learning for the boys than the Fijian Drua in terms of travelling.

“There are 10 games to play and a final. With the Fijian Drua we just travel to Australia, with the GRR we will be going to more countries Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.

“That is why we have a lot in the extended squad as we will have a lot of challenges and injuries along the way. We need to have players who need to understand when they asked to join.”

Seruvakula has added a team they will face is based in Shanghai.

“It is a Chinese name but the players are based out of Bay of Plenty. It is like a Mitre 10 development team from the Bay of Plenty. It will be tough. It will be a night game played after the Pacific Rugby Challenge finals.

“We started off with a meeting on Tuesday as everyone needs to know what we are doing. We also had a rugby clarity and gym sessions.

“We are training in Nadi because of the weather. Also, a lot of our home games will be in the West. There are a lot of boys from the Western Division and this is the reason why we are camping here.

“This is our first phase of preparation come next week we have a game against the Warriors in Nadi and we will try to train under floodlights,” he said.

Edited by Osea Bola


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