It’s About Fit­ness: Di­rec­tor

Fiji Sun - - Sport - LITIA TIKOMAILEPANONI

Fiji Rugby Women’s coach­ing di­rec­tor Chris Crack­nell had to make some hard de­ci­sions in try­ing to lift the fit­ness stan­dard of the Telecom Fi­jiana side. Speak­ing to from Nadi In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Sun­day night, he said, it was all about get­ting ev­ery­body above the min­i­mum stan­dard of fit­ness. “It’s been a tough two weeks,” Crack­nell said.

“It was def­i­nitely the hard­est de­ci­sion I have had to make af­ter tak­ing on the pro­gramme. We had a lit­tle bit of a break with what hap­pened with Cy- clone Win­ston so we asked the girls to go back to their vil­lages and fam­i­lies and sort out ev­ery­thing that needed to be sorted. The team had about four weeks to pre­pare for the At­lanta 7s, spend­ing the last two weeks at Pa­cific Har­bour and the girls are now in good shape.” Crack­nell said they were tak­ing 14 play­ers as there are a few play­ers who won’t be se­lected for the At­lanta 7s this week­end since it is a back to back tour­na­ment. Fi­jiana 7s cap­tain Ana Maria Ro­qica has called on sup­port­ers to pray for them.

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