29 Sep 2014

Sport: Fiji Schools put spotlight on defensive problems

11:54 am on 29 September 2014

The Fiji secondary schools rugby team admit they have a lot of work to do after a horror start to the international series in New Zealand.

The Pacific side were thrashed 50-15 by Australia in Levin on Friday and the President of the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union, Napolioni Silatolu, says the team has spent the last few days addressing their defensive game.

"That was lacking and we've worked on that during the weekend. We are doing as much as we can because we have learned from that game against Australia.

Napolioni Silatolu says the other teams have raised their games from last year and they will need to be much better against New Zealand on Tuesday.

"I already have seen that with the Australian team. They have also been improving their rugby so we still have to come back and see how it goes on Tuesday.

The Fiji team will also take on the New Zealand Barbarians Schools team next week.