STAKEHOLDERS of rugby in the country need to put in more effort to help improve our scrums.
National coaching director and the new Fiji Rugby Union Academy program director Franck Boivert made the comments in relation to the Elite Scrum Day program they were running.
The program which involves front row players is intended to improve scrimmaging among local players including those of the national under 20 side.
Each day of the program engages players in basic components like core strength, flexibility and body positions followed by judo class, video session and scrum sessions on field with and without scrum machine, binding, put in, time and channelling.
Boivert added the assistance of stakeholders of the sport could quicken the resuscitation of scrums in the country.
"We need the stakeholders to provide the environment for our scrums to improve; like better planning at practice for coaches, a more competitive format for the championships at all level of play," he said.
Boivert added referees and coaches who are better educated and trained would be an added advantage.
"Referees, well educated, who will 'protect the strong scrums' and also we need to develop specialised scrum coaches who will have to do research and study hard all scrum related techniques as well as engaging in talent identification."
He said he could help work out a way to try and improve the integral part of the game.
"I have a total of 11 measures proposed to Fiji Rugby to improve scrum in the country," Boivert said.