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Improve basic skills

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

AUSTRALIAN Institute of Sports coach Wise Kativerata has urged secondary school players to improve on the basics skills heading into the Coke Zero Deans semi-finals this weekend.

While he was pleased with the standard of competition, the former Australian sevens rep and Fiji Bati player said the Deans competition could be raised to another level.

"I'm very pleased with the level of competition," the former National Rugby League (NRL) player said.

"I came here two years ago and I've seen that the standard of competition has improved tremendously.

"But I think players still lack the basics skills."

He said at secondary school level, the fundamentals of rugby skills should be taught. He said last weekend, students displayed the raw talents which was a joy to watch.

"During the quarter-finals, we saw that the skills shown by the players are very natural, it's raw and that shows the number of talents we have here in Fiji."

He said any team that would execute the basics well would create wonders at this year's Deans competition.

Kativerata commended the performance of Ratu Kadavulevu School under-18 side. He said the RKS boys defended well and were brilliant in attack.

This weekend, the Delainakaikai boys will play defending champions Ratu Navula in the U18 semi-final while Lelean Memorial School takes on traditional arch rivals Queen Victoria School.








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