April 20, 2021
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We have to tighten our defence: Ratuniyarawa

Nadroga Captain Manueli Ratuniyarawa sayss they will have to improve defensively before their upcoming matches in the Skipper Cup.

The Stallions managed a 29-28 win over Namosi on Saturday and Ratuniyarawa admits their defence was weak and this allowed Namosi to time and again attack and score.

He said they will focus a lot on their defence in training so less points are conceded in future games.

“I think it was a very close win and we did not have a strong defence because Namosi came and scored against us which means that we need to put up more pressure on the opponent through our defence.”

“We need to tighten our defence and see how we can stop other teams from entering our try line. The most important task is to gain fitness and I believe that we still lack fitness in our players. We have a long competition but a tough one. A lot of teams are coming out strong this year and we just need to amend our mistakes.”

“Of course we did not want this result especially after beating Suva but the boys did their best. It’s just the wrong passes that we did and gave away too much space to Namosi. All this is just a lesson and we hope the boys will pay attention to the small details that have been spotted today.”

“It’s a teamwork thing and one person cannot be blamed but we are focused on preparing for our next match. It’s going to be tough for us because Tailevu is next and they survived the worst last year in the competition which means we have to prepare really well.”

Nadroga is scheduled to face Tailevu in Round 3 of Skipper Cup.

By Romeka Romena  


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