Action from last weekends Manu Samoa vs Georgia match at Apia Park. Photo by Gerwin Polu
BY Staff Reporters
APIA, SAMOA – MONDAY 13 JUNE 2016: Manu Samoa is working on its set pieces following last weekends’ 19-19 draw with Georgia at Apia Park.
Head Coach Namulau’ulu Alama Ieremia said his new team had an opportunity to win but Georgia won the set pieces which reflects on the new team who put in their best under the circumstances.
“I’m very proud of the boys, 10 new players, they (Georgia) missed their penalties but we missed a lot of opportunities. It’s a starting block, and we take the result on the chin but this is a new team and we have to quickly refocus for Fiji,” he said.
Captain David Lemi who missed last years World Cup due to injury also praised the efforts of the new and young players.
“It’s disappointing we drew, we take it’s a young team, and need to work on the set pieces. We had speed out wide but we need to work on our set pieces for Fiji and Tonga as they are much bigger than the Georgians,” said Lemi.
The coaching staff will have more experienced players now back in the fold to choose from against Fiji in Suva this weekend.
“We can make adjustments but we’re under no illusions that this another tough one for us and it’s a steep learning curve, we need to step up quickly,” says Namulau’ulu.
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