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Jasa leads Red Rock

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NATIONAL sevens rep Jasa Veremalua will lead the MH Red Rock 7s side at this weekend's Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s tournament.

Team coach Lote Rasiga believes the forwards' experience with the Digicel Fiji 7s side at the Wellington and Las Vegas tournaments would add depth when they run on to the field play on Friday and Saturday.

"Jasa will captain the team in this tournament. He's had a good run with the Fiji team and I think he has learnt a lot and his experience will be a big boost for us," Rasiga said.

Red Rock will field three teams in the tournament with hopes of winning their fourth Nawaka 7s title.

Rasiga said the third team would comprise the under 19 and the players were all looking forward to the tournament.

The seasoned coach knows what the atmosphere will be like at Nadi's the Prince Charles Park so has been reminding all players to remain focused on their goal.

"Everything there, from the ground, officials, crowd and atmosphere will be from their side (Nadi) but I have told the players not to lose focus.

"We understand it will be a tough tournament as this is one of the biggest events in the 7s competition but we have prepared well and we will be ready for it."

Rasiga said the three teams had been concentrating on was the basics of the game.

"There are seven men on the field and so there are lots of space on the ground and so we will play running rugby.

"Also I have told the boys to be careful of silly mistakes that could cost us the match. Don't drop balls, keep as much possession as possible, support each other on the field and make each tackle count when you are defending," he said.


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