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We Must Lift Our Game: Lagilevu

Playing in the Vodafone Deans Trophy national quarterfinal is a different ball game altogether and we must lift our performance, says a high school teacher.
05 Sep 2022 15:37
We Must Lift Our Game: Lagilevu
Suva Grammar School Under-19 players defend against Naitasiri High School in their Southern Zone clash of the Vodafone Deans Trophy clash at the Suva Grammar School ground on September 3, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Playing in the Vodafone Deans Trophy national quarterfinal is a different ball game altogether and we must lift our performance, says a high school teacher.

Speaking to SUNsports on Satur­day, Naitasiri Secondary School Under-19 team manager  Timoci Lagilevu said they are going to lift their preparations as they must be prepared to play against the best secondary schools rugby teams in the country.

 

He made the comments after their upset 26-14 win over Suva Gram­mar School and booked their spot in the national U19 quarterfinals.

“This is the knockout stage and the boys know how crucial this game will be,” Lagilevu said.

“We know it is going to be tough because many good teams will be playing at this stage. “

 

“There a few things that we need to improve on heading into the top eight.”

“We’ve to work on our structure play and game consistency.”

“We have to work hard on our set piece like lineouts, scrums and general play.”

“We need to keep our opposition guessing during the game.”

 

He said the players have been urged to lift their performance to another level because they are now in the national competition.

“It’s the business and top end of the competition and people around Fiji and the world will be watching.”

 

“We need to put on a performance that matches the standard of the competition.”

Lagilevu added that their off sea­son programme has helped them get this far.

 

“We worked on a lot of things dur­ing that period and it’s good to see the fruits of the player’s hard work.”

“Playing rugby league in the first term of school really helped the boys.”

“It helped them with their physi­cality, running lines and game management.”

 

Feedback: simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj



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