Discipline has certainly improved for the Fiji Water Flying Fijians based on the statistics from their recent games.
The penalty count against the national side have not hit double figures since their match against Japan on August 5th.
Fiji conceded seven penalties against Japan, England and Australia while there were nine when they played France.
Flying Fijians assistant coach Glen Jackson says the team is trying its best to minimize the penalty count.
“Three things we want to do, one is play like Fijians but one of the major ones is discipline and it’s been four games in a row we’re under 10 penalties and it was a target for us, we can’t afford to play all this hard rugby and let sides an easy way into the 22 and most of that if you look at rugby now is around discipline and poor penalties.”
Jackson believes it’s the players who should be commended for sticking to the team’s plan.
“The boys got to take a lot of credit they’ve worked really hard on their fitness, especially around the offside stuff we’ve become disciplined around that, you can see we’ve only had one yellow card, we’ve had no really foul play either but again we’ve highlighted for 12 weeks that this is something we really have to work on.”
Our only yellow card at the World Cup was in the first game against Wales where Lekima Tagitagivalu was sent off.