Rugby

Win Restarts Crucial: Jasa

Olympian reveals how they mastered the art in 2016 to win the gold medal in Rio 
13 Mar 2021 14:59
Win Restarts Crucial: Jasa
Jasa Veremalua playing for Fiji at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where they won the gold medal. Now playing for San Diego Legions in the Major League Rugby in the United States,Veremalua has spoken on what our national 7s team need to improve on before the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan which is from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Photo: World Rugby

The Fijian 7s team must master the art of winning restarts if they are to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan.

This was the gist of Jasa Veremalua’s message during an interview with SUNsports, this week.

Veremalua was a key member of the Ben Ryan-coached side that won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The lanky Korotogo, Nadroga, native combined well with Semi Kunatani, Apisai Domolailai, Viliame Mata and Leone Nakarawa to dominate the restarts.

Speaking from the US, he urged players in the training squad to work hard and dominate key areas like the restarts.

“If we want to retain the gold medal then the boys will have to start working on their kickoffs,” he said.

“For me, personally winning the kickoff is a crucial part of the game. We need to win the restarts, where we get possession, dominate territory and turn it into points.……………. to read the full story, subscribe to our e-edition. You can also pay through Vodafone’s MPAISA platform.

 



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