20th August 01:06 PM
Fiji Bati coach opens up about Hayne’s ability to take up the playmaker’s position
By Rusiate Baleilevuka
Friday 13/10/2017
Fiji Bati during one of their training sessions

Vodafone Fiji Bati coach Mick Potter has opened up about Jarryd Hayne’s ability to take up the playmaker’s position for the Bati ahead of their Tri-Nations series against the Australian Kangaroos and PNG Kumuls tomorrow.

Potter highlighted earlier this week that the halves combination will be their main challenge but they have some breathing space with the inclusion of Jarryd Hayne and Apisai Koroisau.

Bati captain Kevin Naiqama believes Hayne has brought the much-needed experience in the Bati.

Naiqama adds they have focused on their defence and game structure this week.

The Fiji Bati will be without Apisai Koroisau, Korbin Sims and Jacob Saifiti for tomorrow’s game.

Koroisau is getting married this week and will join the squad in Australia next weekend, Korbin Sims has to get a clearance for an arm injury he suffered towards the end of the NRL season while Saifiti has a hamstring strain.

The Tri‑Nations Series starts at 5.30pm tomorrow with the Vodafone Fiji Bati taking on the PNG Kumuls, the Kangaroos will face the Kumuls in the second game before the Bati take on the Kangaroos in the last game.

Each game will be played for 40 minutes.

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