29 August, 2018, 11:31 am
THE Fiji Legends will use their game against the Classic Wallabies as a platform for their team bonding.
The team made up of former national reps started their training at the University of the South Pacific grounds yesterday.
Coach Joe Savou, assisted by trainer Sakaraia Labalaba, have started working on their game plan.
Savou said the most important focus of forming the team was for former players to meet and rekindled those old memories of their rugby days.
“It is all about getting the players together and I thank Fiji Rugby Union for giving the opportunity to former players to once again showcase their talent,” Savou said after their training session.
“The atmosphere of getting back in to the rugby field will bring back those memories when we use play. Players have moved on, concentrated on their families and have achieved so much and with this game against Australia we will see those skills and talent again on show.”
He also added with this kind of competitions such as the National Rugby Championship, it will set a platform for them on how they can help the teams in Fiji prosper in the rugby field.
“It will also help us former players to better our coaching skills and try to help our youths develop their rugby skill.”
He said they would be working on their defence and passes for the next few days before the big match at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori on Saturday.
The players at training include Viliame Satala, Jonetani Vula, Samu Saumaisue, Viliame Gadolo, Neumi Nanuku, Sailosi Naiteqe, Lemeki Duidomo, William Ryder, Seremaia Bai, Osea Kolinisau, Sireli Naqelevuki, and Jone Kuruduadua.
The Classic Wallabies arrived yesterday.