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Lautoka to make changes against Nadi

Maciu Malo
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LAUTOKA has dropped to the bottom end of the Skipper Cup competition points table after their loss to Vatukoula over the weekend.

The loss has forced newly elected coach Sireli Bulicokocoko to make some changes to the team in theirdo or die game against Nadi on Saturday.

He said the game would be an uphill battle for his troops as Nadi needed a win to cement their spot in the playoffs.

Bulicokocoko said the players had been urged to lift their game against Nadi and to end their rugby season on a high note.

Lautoka and Macuata are on the bottom end of the points table with 7 points each and a win for the Maroons against the Jetsetters would prevent the side from playing in the promotion relegation.

"I have seen the strengths and weaknesses of the players during the game against Vatukoula."

"Our forwards dominated the game but we need a lot of improvement in the backline.

"I will make changes to the backline hopefully to get some Natabua players who have been outstanding during the club games.

"Our aim is to do well against Nadi and I am confident the boys are aware of the expectation required of them." said Bulicokocoko.

Bulicokocoko who took over the coaching reign from outgoing coach Niko Qoro last week said the onus was on the players to give their best for this important clash.

"Nadi will be tough and I am hopeful the boys will rise to the challenge."

"We need to lift our game and to deliver the goods.

"We will be working hard at training and to prepare the side better for the game,"

The match will be held at Lautoka's Churchill Park.

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