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FNU Will Learn From Loss: Rabele

FNU Will Learn From Loss: Rabele
Herscham Gideon of Australian University Rugby League breaks through FNU defence to score a try at ANZ Stadium yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar
October 15
10:40 2014

The Australian University rugby league team showed class as they beat the Fiji National University (FNU) 28-16 in a build-up to the 2017 World University Rugby League World Cup.

Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) development officer Joe Rabele said although FNU lost, it was a great learning experience for them.

“It was a very good game, especially after Australia demolished USP last week. This is the first time for FNU and USP to play rugby league and they have put up a great show,” he said.

“This is a good experience and good exposure for the players, mostly because they only play union and not league, given the preparation time, FNU put up a good game.”

The Australian University team beat USP 40-0 in their first game.

Ten players have been picked from USP and FNU but the 20-member squad will be trimmed  to 17.

Rabele said this was a fairly new platform for both universities.

He said having some home support would boost their performance.

“We have picked the best players from USP and FNU and we will put them together for the final game on Friday. I urge all those in Nadroga and Navosa to come out in numbers to support these boys.”

The Fiji University side will take on Australian University on Friday at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka. The match kicks-off at 6pm.

Feedback: justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 

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