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Rise With The Warriors

Rise With The Warriors
The Fiji Warriors team during a training session at the Bidesi Grounds on 11th March,2018.Photo:Simione Haravanua.
March 13
11:00 2018

Fijian Warriors captain Mosese Voka is confident that their young players will rise to the occasion in today’s World Rugby Pacific Challenge decider against Junior Japan.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians loosie said they are expecting a torrid encounter.

Voka said the players are confident as they target to win their second win.

“But at the moment our main aim is to ex­ecute our game plan well,” he said.

“Today we worked on polishing up a few areas that needed to be improved on. And preparations have been going well especial­ly when we have a very young team.

“I believe the players will gain experience from these games. And most of the have re­ally adapted after our last game against Sa­moa A.”

Voka indicated that discipline and ball re­tention are two important components that they need to be mindful of.

“We’ve been working on it and so far every­thing is fine.”

Voko declined to comment when asked about his plans in trying to make the Flying Fijians squad to next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

“For me personally I will be able to gain more experience by playing these games. I know this will help build-up my rugby ca­reer especially playing other countries.”

Warriors coach Senirusi Seruvakula said they made a review of their last game and players have been urged to stick to the game pattern.

“It’s going to be a hard game against Jun­ior Japan and it’s going to be like a final to­morrow. They are very unpredictable and they have a lot of speedsters so it will be an interesting game,” he added.

The match kicks-off at 5pm


The Fiji Warriors team during a training session at the Bidesi Grounds on 11th March,2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua.

The Fiji Warriors team during a training session at the Bidesi Grounds on 11th March,2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua.


Samoa A captain, Henry Stowers said they are ready to take on whatever the Tongans will throw at them in today’s World Rugby Pacific Challenge clash.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday Stowers said preparations have been awesome and they are confident of registering their first win.

“We have recovered from the loss against Fiji and now we are looking ahead to anoth­er physical clash,” he said.

Stowers said they had been working hard on their fitness and perfecting their set pieces.

“If we stick to our game plans and funda­mentals than everything will be alright.

“Tonga against Japan started well and they scored a few brilliant tries from the of­floads so that is why we are working on our set pieces to counter them.”

Stowers said they have new players in the team but have been reminded to keep their nation in mind while playing.

The clash kicks-off at 2.30pm.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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