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Perform Or Out: Seruvakula

“If they do not perform, we are camping again on Monday next week and those who will not per­form will be replaced. Because here you have to perform and lift your hand all the time to that level that we want.”
21 Oct 2021 14:05
Perform Or Out: Seruvakula
Laisa Taga during the Fijiana 15s lineout training session at Bidesi Park in Suva on October 20, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 15s preparation for next year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand is on track.

Head coach Senirusi Seru­vakula is looking at bringing in more than 25 overseas players in the squad to join the 30 local-based players. He indicated these overseas players have been play­ing competitively while the local women had no game time the past six months due to the COV­ID-19 restrictions.

“First we are getting them to this environment to train,” Seru­vakula said yes­terday.

“There will be a stage where we will cut the squad but not this year. Not anytime soon. We are try­ing to get them to bring their skill level, for them to be fit and under­stand our game situation.

“The fitness is there as their strength and conditioning coach­es have been giving them their programmes, which they had been doing it.

“There are more than 25 over­seas players. We have been on zoom calls and monitoring their training.”

Meanwhile, Emily Taylor, a Year 11 student, is the youngest member of the squad who was identified at a 10s tournament in Labasa.

“If they do not perform, we are camping again on Monday next week and those who will not per­form will be replaced. Because here you have to perform and lift your hand all the time to that level that we want.”



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