President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union Christopher ‘Kit’ Nascimento speaking with Kaieteur Sport at the National Park yesterday said that he has seen much improvement with the team since last Saturday’s game simulations which was conducted, at the National Stadium.
Nascimento was at the time overlooking the penultimate training session of the national team that is currently preparing to participate in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.
“If you recall, the last game at the National Stadium was when they came together and performed at the level we know that they could perform. They completely dominated a strong reserve team and demonstrated the kind of standard that is required to play at the international level,” Nascimento pointed out.
He noted that the fitness level of the team is second to none locally and is constantly improving ahead of a planned Camp in Barbados where they will work under the guidance of Technical Director Joe Whipple.
According to the GRFU Boss, Whipple is one of the finest rugby Analyst in the Region who can detect each player strengths and weaknesses and correct them on the field.
He revealed that the Barbados Board is in full support of Guyana’s preparations and have already promised to retain most of their best players to engage the visitors in warm-up games.
“It is important to get matches against other teams at a high level that will prepare you for a tournament of such stature where most of the top Sevens teams are expected to participate,” Nascimento stated.
He said he was a bit worried about the Loughborough schedule since it is anticipated that the weather will be cold and it could pose a risk exposing the players to such conditions at this time.
The team will have their final practice session today and is scheduled to depart for Barbados on Saturday morning.
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