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Lautoka starts rugby training

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, February 03, 2014

IT is back to the rebuilding phase for the Lautoka Rugby Union this season, after an exodus of senior players.

The Maroons begin training this afternoon with many new faces named in the training squad.

Lautoka head coach Viliame Satala revealed that many of their players had been snapped up by the defence forces.

Satala said a few had also signed up overseas contracts.

"This is something that we have to live up to in the sport," he said.

"The players need to look after their livelihood because rugby is not professional in the country. They need employment.

"We have lost many players to the military and navy forces. Some have joined the police force while a few have gone abroad. We can't stop them.

"The focus will now be on the rebuilding phase. This is where the development counts."

Timoci Vuadreu, Kelemedi Bola, Leone Nawalu, Jone Tudravu and Vucago Bainitabua are a few notable players who remain with the Maroons.

Satala said players who wished to represent the Lautoka team were most welcome to join training which starts at 4.30pm at Churchill Park ground three today.








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