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Teti Tela, Peni Matawalu Play Key Role

Communication or ‘coms’ as commonly known in the rugby field is a vital component for the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua pivots Teti Tela and Peni Matawalu in tonight’s Super Rugby Pacific clash against the Queensland Reds. Their decision making, feedback and conversation during the match will be vital towards managing the game. Speaking to SUNsports yesterday Drua first five eighth, Tela, said they need to communicate well.
12 Mar 2022 12:00
Teti Tela, Peni Matawalu Play Key Role
Swire Shipping Fijian Drua players (left to right) Kalaveti Ravouvou, Tevita Ikanivere, Teti Tela and Peni Matawalu (obscured) congratulate centre Apisalome Vota (13) after scoring a try in their 31-26 win over the Rebels on March 4, 2022. The try was set-up by Matawalu, who took a quick freekick and committed the defence and creating the gap for Vota to score. Photo: WWOS

Communication or ‘coms’ as commonly known in the rugby field is a vital component for the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua pivots Teti Tela and Peni Matawalu in tonight’s Super Rugby Pacific clash against the Queensland Reds.

Their decision making, feedback and conversation during the match will be vital towards managing the game.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday Drua first five eighth, Tela, said they need to communicate well.

 

“From myself and Peni there have been a fair bit of communication during the week during training.”

“In the game it is important to get that right, to drive our forward pack and backline.”

“Peni does a good job with that,” the former Reds No.10 said.

“We had tried and will stick with that concept of communication from our training session as we head into the match.”

 

The main thing is communication and how we move from defence to attack.

Communication is vital in the game, it’s how we set ourselves up for our exit strategy in defence.

“We will try and communicate a lot so that we connect the forwards to the backline.”

 

Matawalu added that a grand start would lay the platform for a good game.

“It is very important to start well. We are looking to execute to the best of our ability especially in that green zone.”

“Every time we are there we will try to come out with points whether it’s five or seven pointer. For us we are going to concentrate on what the coach wants us to do in the game.”

 

According to lock Isoa Nasilasila, the forwards have been working hard on their lineouts.

“We are just mainly focused on our lineouts. That has been our work for this week.”

“There has been a lot of efforts put into it and we hope that it will work out this weekend. We are also working on ball handling and general play.”

The match kicks off at 8.45pm.

 

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