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We will not take Lautoka down, says coach

Maciu Malo
Monday, July 28, 2014

WE will not take Lautoka down.

This are the words of Lautoka rugby head coach Sireli Bulicokocoko after the side's 14-36 loss to Nadi over the weekend.

For the first time after more than 20 years, Lautoka will be playing in the promotion-relegation after being placed on the bottom end of the Skipper Tuna points table standing this season.

Bulicokocoko said the players were aware of the expectation required of them.

He said the side would re-set its focus in their aim to maintain its spot in the major division.

"We have accepted the loss against Nadi despite some of the controversial decision made by the match officials," said Bulicokocoko.

"The boys are focused on the next assignment and I am confident that we will not take Lautoka down in the promotion-relegation.

"The boys are aware of the job at hand and they are ready to give their best at training to best prepare B division champion.

"We have forgotten about the loss and we are focussed on the huge assignment ahead of us."

Bulicokocoko who took over the coaching reign from Niko Qoro a fortnight ago, was happy with the team's effort against the in-form Nadi outfit.

"I have made some changes to the team and I am satisfied with the players output," he said.

"It's encouraging to see that some new players have adapted well to competitive rugby.

"I was happy with the performance of the new players especially our fly half Sunia Talebula.

"Unfortunately it was his first and last game for the season but hopefully we will see more of him during the promotion relegation match and also for the new season," he added.





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