Brisbane City will be tough, says coach

Jone Manu with the ball during the Fiji Airways Drua training at the International School ion Nadi yesterday.Picture.MACIU MALO

FIJI Airways Drua head coach Senirusi Seruvakula believes the game against Brisbane City on Saturday is expected to be tougher than last weekend.

He said the Brisbane City team would be coming with more Super Rugby players and they knew what to expect from the Fijians after the game against the Melbourne Rising last Saturday.

Seruvakula said they had reviewed last week’s win and there many areas that needed improvement.

Discipline was the key area the side has focused on at training this week and players committing mistakes at training had been penalised.

“If anyone is dropping the ball or offside during our practise sessions, he will be penalised after the training session and also penalised once we reached the hotel,” Seruvakula said.

“We have been doing this and that is something for the players to improve on in the game on Saturday “It’s another tough game against Brisbane City and we need to do the process like we normally do during our training sessions. “We stress on clarity. We work through our set-piece, line-out, our scrums, defence and attack., “One big area we worked on was our line-out because as we did not meet our KPI last Saturday.”

Seruvakula said they were not worried much on the opposition and individual players because they were more concerned on executing their game smartly.

“We need to do everything right rather than concentrating on individual players such as Quade Cooper. “We first need to concentrate on ourselves in doing everything right such as passing the advantage line at all times and be patient when we have the ball.

“The boys are building their confidence, but there are still work such as what we had been doing today (yesterday) after reviewing our game because Brisbane City had also reviewed our games and will want to shut us down.”

The games will be at Lautoka’s Churchill Park, 3pm.

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