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Tailevu to improve

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

THE Tailevu rugby side will use the next two weeks to rectify the mistakes they made in their unconvincing 9-7 win against Lautoka last weekend.

Playing in front of their home crowd at Ratu Cakobau Park, the side failed to maintain consistency in the match in terms of structured play.

Even coach Jone Kaila admitted his team lost focus and deviated from the game plan in the Skipper Cup fixture.

He said the team coaches and management would have a good chat with the players about their performance and then work on their mistakes.

"We made so many mistakes that we almost lost the match," Kaila said.

"We didn't stick to the game plan, we lost possession easily and we failed to kick easy penalties at goal.

"We will work on correcting all those mistakes for our next game."

Kaila said they are still in the development phase and most of the players featured in their first ever game at top provincial level competition.

"Only three players from the last season played while the rest were new.

"The win is positive but it was not the performance we were expecting and so we will need to improve our platform in development work so that we can work better on structured play."

Meanwhile, a statement from the Fiji Rugby Union said round three games have been postponed.

"The Fiji Rugby Union wishes to advise the provincial unions and its stakeholders that round three of the Skipper Cup has been deferred to a later date," said the statement.

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