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Luveniyali returns to Warriors camp

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

FIJI Warriors head coach Lance Whippy has refuted claims his side lacks a good halfback.

He said they have three capable halfbacks to choose from and two equally good flyhalves.

The Warriors are preparing to defend the International Rugby Board (IRB) Pacific Rugby Cup next month.

While the actual competition starts this weekend, the Warriors will play all their games next month.

And it was good news for Whippy that Flying Fijian Waisea Luveniyali had recovered from dengue fever and resumed training with the team.

"We have three good halfbacks and then we have two good flyhalves in the form of Waisea Luveniyali and Jiuta Lutumailagi," he said.

"It's good to see that Luveniyali is back training with us. When he was away, Lutumailagi did well in the position."

Whippy said they had given the names for the final squad to the Fiji Rugby Union and are awaiting confirmation before revealing the names.

Meanwhile, he said the sessions they had with former Wellington Hurricanes coach Alan Muir and former Wellington Lion and Bay of Plenty coach Andre Bell were a good lesson for the boys and the coaches who oversaw the training.

"They took the teams through a few set pieces drills that were new to the boys and I am sure everyone learnt something new.

"The team is almost there, just a few more training sessions and we should be right."

The final 30-member squad will be revealed on Friday.


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