March 30, 2022
Current leaders Nadi are anticipating a tough clash against neighbours and rivals Nadroga in Round 3 of the Skipper Cup in Satuday.
Manager Epeli Qoro said their concern at the moment is poor defence and losing possession in lineouts and the coaching panel is working to rectify this.
"No doubt Nadroga will come firing after their loss to Naitasiri last week and will be a tough team to beat on Saturday."
"Our only weakness is that we don't have a solid backline and that’s the reason why we can’t hold the opponents off for a longer period of time."
"They break through us and are reaching the try line to get points and that’s something we really have to improve on."
"It's just that we are letting the opponents score against us and they are gaining the points. We have to stop that!"
"Our lineouts were frequently caught by Northland last week and they made us realise that we lack a lot in our lineouts. We are throwing the ball and have strong players but we are not catching the ball from the lineout."
"Nadroga will be a good team because after any loss, a team becomes even better and so will they. We will try to cut down on giving away too many chances to them," he explained.
The Jetsetters, according to Qoro will have to come up with a new strategy this week.
"We won't take them lightly and we won’t underestimate them."
"Most certainly we will change things around. Our style of play is good but some changes will come in our strategy and how we approach the game."
"Our strategy is to take one game at a time and also learn from each game we play. It is the strengths and weaknesses we are going to look at and map a strong plan against Nadroga."
Nadi will meet Nadroga at 3pm at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka.
By Romeka Romena