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Cleary: Do Well, Deliver

"Fiji Touch Federation vice-president Trevor Cleary said the teams, which departed yesterday, are made up of senior and young players."
23 Apr 2019 10:30
Cleary: Do Well, Deliver
Members of the Fiji Mixed touch rugby team at the Nadi International Airport on April 22, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The national team aim to do Fiji proud at the 2019 Touch World Cup in Malaysia on April 29 – May 4.

Fiji Touch Federation vice-president Trevor Cleary said the teams, which departed yesterday, are made up of senior and young players.

“We expect a good outing and the onus is on the players to do well and deliver,” he said.

“Our men are in the pool of death with champions Australia and fourth ranked Japan.

The men’s team was fifth in the last World Cup in Australia.

“We need to go up a notch,”he said.

The women Open team is captained by Daniella Kolikoli. Missing from the mixed team is Jasper William High School student Ateca Leiamo who has been selected to be part of the Fiji Women’s 9s Rugby League team to the Pacific Games.

Cleary thanked their major sponsor Hooka Rugby and other co-sponsors Greenline, TFL, Kokomo Private, and BSP Life.

Pool A: Scotland, South Africa, Singa­pore, Australia, England, Samoa, Fiji.

Women’s Open: Pool A: Fiji, Aus­tralia, Samoa, Scotland, China, Japan, England;

Mixed Open: Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Chinese Taipei, Ireland, Malaysia, Sin­gapore, China, NZ, Japan.

-Edited by Osea Bola

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