There is Always Room for Improvement – Tuilaepa on Manu Samoa Sevens


Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi also Chair of Samoa Rugby Union shared his advice to players of Manu Samoa 7s team during his weekly programme with 2AP.

Tuilaepa says the team has improved a lot but there are still some areas that players needed to work on to ensure they are able to take on the other teams of the World Series.

According to the Chairman of SRU, general decision making and unforced errors during crucial times in matches such as kick-offs are some of the areas that should be improved for Samoa to remain on its current path to success.

“I lau matamata iai e tolu lava nai vaivaiga na iai, o le mea lea o le kikiga o le polo, auā a sipa le kikiga o le polo, e kele lava le avagoa e sikoa ai le isi au;

“Ia sei vaai i le malae kelē ae kiki aku alu i fafo – mo le lē faaaogāiga o le faiai.”

He went on say that more practice was needed to build the skill level amongst players so that they understand their roles and avoid such simple mistakes.

“O loga uiga la e kakau oga fai lelei le aoga a le kama lea ma alu ifo sei faasigo iai le kelē o le ogapou ma kaumafai e faasasao vae ia kiki le polo ma alu sao i le pou;

“Ae gao kagaka vae lalapa ma vae sasape e kiki le polo ae faasasape i fafo le polo.”

Tuilaepa said these are just small issues to be corrected for future games, but added that overall the performance by the team in the Hong Kong and Singapore legs of the HSBC 7s was good.