BEN’S ‘BEST BET’

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

Ame­natave Ya­con­isau, De­lainavesi

This is not a mis­giv­ing cri­tique or a fault -find­ing trip but who are Ben’s ‘best bet’ if fa­tigue is the only ex­pla­na­tion af­ter play­ing hard games one af­ter an­other

I agree en­tirely with Peni Vei­dreyaki that they lack the killer in­stinct and al­lowed the Kenyans to dom­i­nate all facets of play. The great Kenyans who have played us for years stung us in Sin­ga­pore from the start. They seem to ap­pear from ev­er­where as if they had a trail trekker. They chased us down at all op­por­tu­nity and we were even­tu­ally caught for the cel­e­bra­tion. What a long hunt it took. Other wor­ry­ing sig­nals are the rate of sim­ple mis­takes com­mit­ted, ab­sence of speed­sters, and moreso the lack of size as shown to us by de­feats to Kenya and Samoa. Their sheer speed and ag­gres­sion con­tributed to vic­tory over us. It was like strug­gling through a Hur­ri­cane bar­rage. We just could not counter-fire jus­ti­fy­ing Peni’s rea­sons. But its re­as­sur­ing that Nakarawa , Nay­a­calevu, Pio Tuwai and Jasa Vere­malua will be in­cluded. Do not for­get Ma­sivesi and Nalaga. Every­one gets older and slower but its a won­der that Os­car matches younger play­ers tak­ing con­sid­er­able pun­ish­ment dur­ing the IRB se­ries. He needs rest maybe the whole team too. Go Fiji Go

Ms Ya­con­isau will re­ceive a Mi­cro­max Mobile Phone from the Fiji Sun as our Let­ter of the Month Win­ner.

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