First Fiji Indo training camp conducted
15 December, 2011
|Members of the Fiji Indo training squad. |
A first ever Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) development training camp was conducted for Fiji Indo players in Nadi last Saturday. The squad was managed by FRU development officer Solomone Finau and conducted by rugby development manager, Sale Sorovaki. Tikiko Namaua from Nadroga handled all strength and conditioning components.
The eastern based players left Suva at 6:30 AM and arrived in Nadi at 10:00 AM. They were briefed on the day’s programme before getting straight into things. The programme for the day was as represented below: Programme
11:00-11:15 Passing drills (spiral, pop, one hand, two hands)
11:15-11:40 Ruck drills (offside gates, ball placement, taking ball into contact)
11:40-11:50 Mini unit drills (ruck, clearing past ball, accuracy at cleanouts)
12:00-14:00 LUNCH and REST
14:15-14:45 Sale’s Combo (3x7min intervals with 2 versus 1 and 3 versus 2 – performance whilst fatigued, down and up with 3 minutes rest after every 7 minutes)
14:50-15:10 Game sense with 8 versus 8 – play for 7 minutes and compete to score as many tries as they can.
15:15-15:30 Warm down
Sorovaki was pleased with the level of enthusiasm shown by all the players.
“They showed a lot of enthusiasm and there are also some very skilful players,” Sorovaki said.
“If they are good enough, then I really don’t see any reason why they cannot make the mainstream teams.”
Edwin Murti Fiji Indo Rugby Union (FIRU) was thrilled his players are now getting first hand coaching from the FRU.
“It is a milestone for FIRU to have the full support of the FRU in the development of the 20 member squad who have the desire to be part of something big. It was quite amazing to receive firsthand training and even more joyous for the squad to wear Fiji team jerseys while training,” Murti said.
Murti revealed, with the backing of the FRU, Fiji Indo players are jumping at the opportunity to mix it with the best players in the country at the Fiji TV 7s in Nadi on 14 January
“Coming to the end of the year and receiving all this and being acknowledged by the FRU is quite incredible, and for the next few week as we train and look forward to the Fiji TV 7s on 14th January I believe none of us can wait.”
The Fiji Indo squad continue their training under the guidance of Sorovaki and Finau at Albert Park in Suva from 10 AM this Saturday, 17 December.