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Rise With The Fijiana

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Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team
July 18
10:30 2018

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Our women lift their preparation as countdown to Spain opener starts

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team are grateful to the UNL Alumni Chrsitian Alavi for them visiting while they were in Denver, Colorado.

The side captained by Ana Maria Roqica has lifted their prepara­tion and are confident of a good outing.

Now the Iliesa Tanivula-coached side have moved to San Francisco to finalise their preparations for their first game against Spain on Saturday at the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

“The players have been working hard and are committed to the task ahead,” stated the Central Washington University Women’s rugby official who was helping out in their preparations.

The Fijians also had a scrimmaging session with the Glendale women’s rugby 7s team. They also had a session with Dr Drew Cuif­fo.

CANADA CONFIDENT

Canada’s women’s sevens team is hoping to end the season with a bang at the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Ghislaine Landry, Canada’s sevens captain, will be leading the team, who along with Kayla Mole­schi and Bianca Farella are the only returning players from last 2013 Cup roster where they won silver.

Canada got an automatic qualifier to the Cup after reaching the semifinals and then finals at the last Cup. Landry and head coach John Tait said this season didn’t go exactly how the team had en­visioned, as Tait said the team made goals to win the World Series and the Commonwealth Games, but finished fourth at the Common­wealth Games and ninth in the series.

“Inconsistent play and injuries throughout the season kept us from firing the way we expect ourselves to play, [to what] we thought we were building off of last year,” Tait said.

Edited by Grace Narayan

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