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Fijiana Improving: Walsh

Fijiana Improving: Walsh
Australian Women rugby sevens coach Tim Walsh, a fan Zabeen Ashwaq and Australian womens rugby winger Ellia Green at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island on September 8, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
September 09
11:13 2017

The Telecom Fijiana team is showing signs of becoming a world beater, says Tim Walsh.

The Australian women’s 7s coach made the comment at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa where he is attending a RCSA International conference.

Walsh coached the Australian women team to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

“You don’t need a lot, you just need to do those basics better, get the players fit and have a style identity,” he said.

“The potential the Fijian women have is scary once they get it right. They are going to be up there with the men without a doubt.”

With women’s rugby still in its early days in Fiji, Walsh believes that the recent semi – final finish of the Iliesa Tanivula coached side and fourth finish in the last series are signs that the team would spring surprises in the coming series.

Walsh says the next women’s World Series would be the most competitive post Olympics.

“It’s very exciting every year the tournaments get stronger,” he said.

“Post Rio there was a bit of restructuring and we have the Women Sevens Series, Commonwealth Games, and Rugby Sevens World Cup to look forward to.

“I think it’s going to be a most competitive series ever.”

Also present at the event was Fijian born Australian winger Ellia Green who also shared her success story.

 Edited by Osea Bola




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