Sewabu sets aim
3 April, 2018, 12:00 am
VODAFONE Fiji under-20 coach Koli Sewabu has outlined plans for his warriors as they gear up for the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship this month.
Sewabu said for this new season he would focus on new players and had set a plan for the players to get used to the level of competition.
“Every two years these players move on as they grow old — joining senior teams and we have to cater for the new ones who are fresh out of school.
“They need to get used to the kind of competition that is expected from them when they replace the old ones that have left,” he said.
“There is a huge gap between when they leave school and the level that we have for the under-20 national players so we need to bridge the gap before they play their first international games.
“By the time the players reach the national team, they would be fully aware of the requirements to play at the top level through the pathway,” he said.
“We will be facing tough teams like New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa.
“This will be good for us because this will give us a good benchmark on what we need to do to prepare for the World Rugby Junior tournament which is going to be this year.”