Rugby

Our Women Close To Super W Debut

Our women are on the verge of playing in this year’s Su­per W competition.
26 Jan 2022 16:32
Our Women Close To Super W Debut
Fijiana XVs squad member, Younis Bese, training at Bidesi Park on October 29, 2021. Photo: Leon Lord

Our women are on the verge of playing in this year’s Su­per W competition.

Super W is a women’s competition that started in 2018 for the five Aus­tralian Super Rugby sides which include the Waratahs, Reds, Rebels, Brumbies, and Western Force

While the Fiji Rugby Union execu­tives are working hard to finalise the Fijiana Drua’s participation, in the Super W competition, all mech­anisms regarding the team’s prepa­ration are now in place.

“We will be issuing media state­ments once everything is con­firmed,” said FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor when asked yesterday.

It is understood that a 22-mem­ber Fijiana Drua squad have been named by head coach Senirusi Se­ruvakula.

The players and team officials are now in quarantine before they leave for Australia.

A source told SUNsports that 10 overseas- based players would join the Drua squad in Australia.

The squad of local- based play­ers are expected to leave this weekend.

In June, last year, the FRU wel­comed the announcement by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Marise Payne.

The announcement includes funding to help establish both the Fijian Drua and their inclusion in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition and also for the Fiji’s women’s team to join Rugby Aus­tralia’s Super W competition.

“Our Fijiana team has qualified for the (Women’s) Rugby World Cup to be held in New Zealand in late 2022. And joining the Super Rugby W competition will give our women’s players a much-needed Programme of high-level competi­tion to help them prepare for the Women’s RWC,” said O’Connor at that time.”

Feedback: sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj



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