After an impressive win against the French National Military Rugby team the UKAF team is in a quietly confident but focused mood ahead of Monday’s final. Analysing the semi final against the French the squad know that they have a few areas to work on which they have already started doing on the training field and which will continue over the weekend. Since their first get together in HMS Temeraire the team has continued with its inward focus and continue to look to rectify the faults they find in the play. Through this self critical approach they have imporved their performance with France producing a noticeable step up from the opening match against Georgia.
The team acknowledge that the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, the current trophy holders, will be the toughest test so far and they will need to put in their best performance so far to over come the challenge. However despite the heat nd the humitidy the whole group continue to work hard on the training field to give them the best possible change of doing just that – meeting the Fiji challenge and looking to secure the win.
Despite two brusing encounters the hard work of the mdeical staff has ensured that all 28 members of the team are available for selection which is going to provide Head Coach Lee Soper with some tough selection decisions. It has also ensured that there is a real edge to training with each player pushing each other’s skill level to a new level so they are fully ready for what is the biggest challenge of the Military Rugby career.