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East faces West test

Arin Kumar
Saturday, December 14, 2013

THE East rugby side has a mammoth task ahead of it today.

After drawing the first match 22-all and losing the second 21-35, they desperately need to win by 15 clear points today against West to win the AON East versus West Challenge.

Team manager Saiasi Fuli said they were fully aware of what they needed to do at the ANZ Stadium.

"With a draw and a win, West are ahead by 14 points and have the advantage going into this match," he said.

"We know that and we have analysed the two games and worked on the areas we are weak in.

"Going into this match, we know we have a tough task but the boys know what they will have to do to win the match by 15 clear points."

He said the inclusion of Flying Fijians and some reps from the Sukuna Bowl challenge would boost their chances.

"Those boys were already part of our squad and we are happy that they have come in and trained with us. We needed some good impact players and we will utilise their experience.

"They have the match fitness and could prove to be the X-factor we need in tomorrow's (today's) match. So hopefully, the boys can execute the game plan well tomorrow (today) and turn it into our favour."

Fuli has urged rugby fans in the Central/Eastern Division to come to the stadium, motivate the players and contribute towards rugby in Fiji.

Tickets are $2 flat. The match kicks off at 4pm.