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Skipper Cup: Tailevu Sack Coach

He added former Flying Fijians and Tailevu reps Timoci Naqusa and Henry Seniloli are helping the players during training.
19 Aug 2020 15:03
Skipper Cup: Tailevu Sack Coach
The Tailevu rugby players train at Bidesi Park in Suva on August 18, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Solomone Nute has been replaced by Samisoni Baikeitoga as Tailevu’s head coach for the Skipper Cup Premiership competition.

And Baikeitoga would be assisted by Ratu Kalivati Cavuilati and forwards coach, Usaia Mataki.

With a win and three losses after four rounds Tailevu Rugby president Inoke Qarau said Nute was replaced as they need to comply with Fiji Rugby Union’s requirement of the provincial coaches to have a minimum Level Two accreditation.

“We have changed our head coach as required by FRU because of the level of coaching required of provincial coaches, they have to have Level 2 and working on their Level 3 accreditation,” he said.

“We’ve talked to him to get qualified before we can put him back as coach. Those in charge now are certified.”

He added former Flying Fijians and Tailevu reps Timoci Naqusa and Henry Seniloli are helping the players during training.

Tailevu is confident that they will give the Yasawa Marlins a tough game on Saturday.

Currently placed sixth on the points table,  Tailevu needs to be consistent with their performance if they need to remain in the Skipper Cup in 2021.

Last week’s 3-33 drubbing by Nadroga was a lesson Tailevu need to learn on managing players week in, week out as the competition will run for 14 weeks

“We are preparing well, we will camp to see our level of fitness. It should be a good game and we are keen to knock out Yasawa,” he said.

Tailevu will face Yasawa at 3pm on Saturday at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori.

Edited by Osea Bola

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