26 Feb 2013

Sport: Improvement the focus for Vanuatu league team

11:49 am on 26 February 2013

The Vanuatu South-Sea Invitiational team are hoping for steady progress on the remainder of their rugby league tour of Australia.

The Pacific side battled to a 28-14 defeat against the Central Capras in the opening match in Rockhampton at the weekend.

They play in Townsville on Friday before finishing up in MacKay on Sunday.

Team Manager Ben Howard says with some of the squad still new to rugby league they just want to see everyone get better.

"Winning's not important - obviously it would be a nice boost for them but we're just really looking for improvement for the players. Some of them have only played one or two games of rugby league before in their life so we're just looking to develop their skills set and bring them up to a standard that they can compete on an international stage and take those skills, take them to their local club teams in Vanuatu, to improve the local club competition over there."