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Veterans Boost Fijiana

Veterans Boost Fijiana
From left; Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s veterans (left-right) Rusila Nagasau, Luisa Basei, Viniana Riwai, Pricilla Siata and Asinate Savu after training at Ratu Navula College ground in Nadi, on July 7, 2018. Photo: Peni Komaisavai
July 08
14:34 2018

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s will be led by five veterans to the Rugby World Cup Sev­ens in San Francisco on July 20-22.

Head coach Iliesa Tanivula said having experienced players in their side always had positive im­pact on performance.

The five players Pricilla Siata, Asinate Savu, Viniana Riwai, Luisa Basei and Rusila Nagasau will be featuring in their second World Cup tournament.

“Having them boost the morale of the younger players because it is always good to have expe­rienced reps in the squad as it brings positive vibes on and off the field,” Tanivula said.

He said given the limited prepa­ration and game time, they would need all their experienced play­ers to lead the charge on game day.

“We need as much game time as we can so our players can have some match experience. But with these players in the fold, it lifts our players’ morale and their ex­perience tends to rub off to the younger players.”

The team departed for Denver last night.

Edited by Osea Bola


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