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Stallions Plan Ahead

NRU president Tiko Matawalu said their final plan (called Plan C), if there is no rugby played this season, then they are to urge their players to make use of their land and other resources as well.
24 Mar 2020 13:43
Stallions Plan Ahead

The Nadroga Rugby Union have put in place contingency plans if the impact of coronavirus in the country gets worse.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday NRU president Tiko Matawalu said their final plan (called Plan C), if there is no rugby played this season, then they are to urge their players to make use of their land and other resources as well.

This was decided by the NRU after Government cancelled all sporting activities in the next 14 days.

Matawalu said plan has been made to suit the players once the stand down period continues.

“For Nadroga Rugby Plan C is probably- No Rugby for 2020- if that comes then we will urge players to use this year wisely by utilising their land and other resources to ensure that they remain self-sustainable,” he said.

“The safety of players and their families is paramount and important. Life is one and it’s valuable and rugby can be played later.”

The former Flying Fijians prop said at the moment they are working with Plan B.

“This is where players are working on their individual conditioning programmes to keep them in shape for whatever may come our way.

“The current stand down period is a national call for national security which is beyond our control and that leaves us to control the controllable.”

Matawalu added that the club games would continue after the stand down period is reviewed at the same time the squad members have been given training programmes to follow. “Training and preparation was normal as usual for any given season opener, however it was unfortunate that the stand down came to effect.

“After the stand down period we will run the remaining rounds to speed up and round up our competition.

“Players have been given their training programmes to follow which will be reviewed weekly in view of the stand down progress,” he added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj


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