Fiji Time: 5:51 PM on Tuesday 28 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61720.5982
JPY 58.881855.8818
GBP 0.30370.2957
EUR 0.42650.4145
NZD 0.72210.6891
AUD 0.65400.6290
USD 0.47530.4583

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dad dies, kids worry
  2. Distraught mum recalls promise
  3. Police investigate trio's death
  4. Ministry suspends teacher over alleged assault
  5. Truck takes a dip
  6. Poor continue to suffer
  7. Scholarship assistance
  8. Call to recognise, grow town into a city
  9. Attempts to salvage stranded vessel unsuccessful
  10. FSC to re-look at OHS

Top Stories this Week

  1. Beaten up Wednesday (22 Jul)
  2. Not guilty of rape Wednesday (22 Jul)
  3. Nightmare Thursday (23 Jul)
  4. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  5. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  6. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  7. Tough battle Wednesday (22 Jul)
  8. Where's the money Friday (24 Jul)
  9. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  10. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)