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Vereivalu happy with Naitasiri fitness test turnout

Arin Kumar
Sunday, January 19, 2014

THE Naitasiri rugby side this season will be packed with raw talent.

So said team coach Eroni Vereivalu after their first fitness test yesterday at the HPU Gym in Suva.

He had named close to 80 players for the test and was happy with the turnout.

"The fitness test was just to gauge where the players stand in terms of fitness and how much improvement they would need to make," Vereivalu said.

"And we have drawn up a training program for eight solid weeks and given these boys the program.

"So at every four weeks, we will have a re-assessment to see if the players are improving or not."

He said the training program was expected to bring the players up to the fitness level required for top level provincial competition.

"After every re-assessment we will see if we need to make changes to the program or continue with it.

"We want the players to be consistent with the training program so that they improve a lot by the time we travel to Sigatoka to play Nadroga at Lawaqa Park on April 5."

Vereivalu believes he has the right mix of players to allow Naitasiri to taste glory this season.

"We have drafted in some under-20 players and some even younger and we have also gone into the highlands, deep inland in Naitasiri to look for some players.

"So Naitasiri this season will be packed with raw material and that is what we will rely on.

"As for these young boys, we need them in the system now so that when the senior players are phased out, these young boys will not need to start from scratch but just fit into place where and when we need them."

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