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Warriors coach selects leaders

Arin Kumar
Saturday, February 22, 2014

FIJI Warriors coach Lance Whippy has identified three players among whom the captaincy role will be rotated.

Rupeni Nasiga, Waisea Luveniyali and Nemani Nagusa have been given the nod to lead the team at the Pacific Rugby Cup.

Whippy also confirmed Aporosa Tuqiri has been ruled out of the team and replaced by Luke Nadurutalo in the backline.

Whippy said he was happy with the way the team was building up towards the PRC.

While the competition started yesterday, the Warriors will begin their campaign on March 2 against the Reds A side.

The team had another session yesterday with former Wellington Hurricanes coach Alan Muir and former Wellington Lions and Bay of Plenty coach Andre Bell at Bidesi Park in Suva.

Muir worked with the forwards, focusing on scrums while Bell worked with the backline and put emphasis on attacking formations.

Whippy said he had noted significant improvements from the players and the team as a whole compared with when they first started training.

"We identified a lot of areas in our scrimmaging sessions and have been polishing up on them.

"The combination is good and set pieces are coming along fine and we are getting there."

The Warriors leave the country on Thursday.





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