New Zealander to coach SL

19 January 2011 12:24 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


New Zealander Ellis Meachen has been appointed as SL XV a side rugby coach for the up coming Asian Five Nation championship

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  • rezzj Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:59 AM

    A good coach is important but you need the following in order to do be competitive at least in Asian Level.

    First of all the Rugby clubs in Sri Lanka should join hands with the SL Rugby selection committee without any political or personal motive in mind.
    Or if some players are selected, some clubs/players opt out (E.g. CR & Kandy). This was the case in the recent past. For this a Hierarchical intervention is required (like the President himself) or an appointed representative. Strict disciplinary action should be taken for players opting out, not only in player’s level but also in Club level.

    Secondly Players who have an ancestry Sri Lankan blood who playing abroad should be able to play for Sri Lanka like many other countries.

    Last but no means least the selected squad should be contracted with some financial rewards.

    DeepBlue Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:46 PM

    First we have to beat Hong Kong, Arabian Gulf and Kazak... Korea and Japan still far away....

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    Dilum-Canada Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:51 PM

    We would never able to build a strong Srilankan team with the administrators although we have enough talent.

    Vikum Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:16 PM

    One coach for a particular tournament another one to another tournament. What is this????? why can't they hire a good coach to a long term like the SL cricket do????? This is absolutely useless effort......

    muaaz Thursday, 20 January 2011 03:47 AM

    Need more Investments to our Rugby team also need to good training panel rather than believing in local trainers ,

    ruwan Thursday, 20 January 2011 03:52 AM

    Skill can be developed if there are capabel management is there.

    shavantha Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:03 PM

    Can we ever beat Japan or Koria in a 15's game ?? that is what we should aim as a target

    Godaya Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:11 PM

    First put the Rugby Administration in capable hands and the others will automatically fall into place!!!

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