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Bati coach helps out

AMIT RAJ
Friday, September 10, 2010

FIJI Bati head coach Jo Rabele has been giving expert advice to Davuilevu Knights ahead of tomorrow's Fiji National Rugby League club competition reserve grade grand final against Lautoka Crushers.

Knights coach Jese Koroibola said Rabele's presence during training was a major boost for the Qoriniasi Bale-led side.

"We've got some help from Jo Rabele. He's been giving tips to players," Koroibola said.

The Knights upset Police Sharks 16-6 in the major semi-finals last week and Koroibola said they expected Islands Electric Lautoka Crushers to be a changed side in the final.

"We've been preparing well and the boys are looking forward to the final," he said.

"There's a lot of unity in the team.

"We've been working on our defence and backline. We also know what will be some of the areas that can be targeted by Crushers.

"We watched the Crushers play last week and expect them to be a different team altogether in the final.

"Crushers' players are skillful and bigger in size.

"I've been telling the boys to enjoy training and make good decisions during the game because we can win the final. If we think about losing then we will just give away the final."

"Since Nadera Panthers and Knights are the only Eastern teams in the finals, i urge all the Eastern Confernece teams to come and support these two clubs.

The Crushers qualified for the final after beating KBL Saru Dragons 36-10.

Key players for the Knights will be Paula Maisiri, Seva Tuidraki and Joe Uluitavula


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