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Warriors to improve

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

FIJI Warriors coach Lance Whippy had a one-on-one session with his players yesterday about their loss to Reds A on Sunday night.

The Warriors went down 19-22 in their opening Pacific Rugby Cup game which Fiji officials said was a result of wrong options taken by the players.

Team manager Joe Browne said the game was theirs to win but wrong options at crucial moments was their biggest downfall.

"There were a lot of positives in the game â€" a game that was ours to win," he said.

"We need more game time and our decision-making and wrong options let us down at crucial moments.

"We will analyse the match and have a one-on-one with the players before moving on the next phase of our preparation for the match against Force A on Monday."

He said there were no serious injury problems match and the combination of the players worked out well.

"Aminiasi Ucutabua is suffering a bruised rib and is undergoing therapy.

"The combination looks very good.

"Just need to make the right choices and take the right options. We held our own in the set pieces.

"Expect a much better and more polished performance next Monday."

The Warriors then face the NSW U20 side on March 14 after which they play against the Junior Japan on March 18.

On March 23, the Warriors will face the Argentina Pampas XV.





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