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Cotter To Work On Discipline And Accuracy

The Flying Fijians lost 28-12 to Scotland.
07 Nov 2022 16:20
Cotter To Work On Discipline And Accuracy
Test debutant Sireli Maqala on the move for the Flying Fijians at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 6, 2022. Photo: AFP

Three yellow cards to the Flying Fijians in the 28-12 loss to Scotland at Murrayfield has not gone down well with head coach Vern Cotter. This was after they trailed Scotland 14-12 at halftime.

Indiscipline play saw Test debutant Leone Rotuisolia, Vinaya Habosi and rookie prop Livai Natave being sent to the bin.

“It’s very hard to win a Test match with three yellow cards,” Vern told The Scotsman.

“I thought the guys defended well and there were great moments in our play but we couldn’t string them all together and those patches where we were down to 14 were difficult for everybody.

“So there are those things to work on.”

We got what we wanted– we didn’t want that score but we certainly got content to work on which is what we need to progress. Our objective is to progress through this series of three matches as we head ourselves towards the World Cup.

“We were in it at half time. There was belief in the team. We got into the 22 a couple of times and I think the more time we spend together the more points we’ll get from those situations. So there was great effort from the boys. Once again, at that level, you’ve got to be more accurate.”

Fiji’s tries were scored by winger Setareki Tuicuvu and Rotuisolia with Vilimoni Botitu landing a conversion.

Next up for Fiji is a trip to Aviva Stadium in Dublin to face world No 1-ranked Ireland on Sunday at 1am (Fiji time).



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