The National, Thursday October 10th, 2013
I DO not think we should be pointing fingers at coach Adrian Lam over the Kumuls’ performance against Australia in the Prime Ministers’ XIII match.
Obviously, it was an embarrassing performance by our players.
Lam and adviser Mal Meninga are doing everything they can to get the best out of the Kumuls as they prepare for the rugby league World Cup.
I don’t blame the coach.
The blame is on the players.
Simply put, they lacked mental toughness.
Former players had no proper training facilities but they did beat the Kiwis and Great Britain.
Why? They were physically, and mentally fit.
Today’s players can’t apply what Lam and Meninga have trained them to do.
Paul Dikana, Via email