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Coach eyes 30 for U-18 NZ tour

Emoni Narawa
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FIJI under-18 rugby coach Elemaca Ravulo is hoping to select 30 players for the upcoming Tri-Test Series in New Zealand.

Ravulo is looking for those who are well equipped fitness wise, posses skills, discipline, tactical sharpness and especially the mental toughness to withstand pressure at crucial stages of the game.

"Only the best will be selected," he said.

"We will be looking at all games component which include players' fitness, skill level, their game tactics of defence and attacks and most importantly, the mental fitness."

He said players' discipline, consistency and positional play were other areas they would keep an eye on.

Meanwhile, Ravulo said players in the Fiji U18 sevens team would also be given a chance to redeem their worth.

Epineri Uluiviti, Filipe Nasilasila, Waisea Daroko and Joseva Rauga are currently on duty with the Fiji 7s side at the Youth Olympic Games in China.

"We will also give the four players a chance to prove their worth."

Ravulo advised the players to bring their rugby boots and shorts for the trials which kicks off at 10am today.

The side will play its opening tour game against the Australian Schoolboys before meeting the host nation and the NZ Barbarians.








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