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Big Tests For Fijiana

The Telecom Fijiana 7s team faces big tests at the Oceania Sevens Championships in Queensland, Australia, next month. After winning the IRB Women Sevens World Series in Hong Kong last
20 Sep 2014 11:06
Big Tests For Fijiana
From left: IBO fight commissioner Justin Kennedy and former WBO world welterweight champion Jeff Horn in Sydney, Australia. Kennedy will be at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, this Saturday.

The Telecom Fijiana 7s team faces big tests at the Oceania Sevens Championships in Queensland, Australia, next month.

After winning the IRB Women Sevens World Series in Hong Kong last week, the Iliesa Tanivula-coached team faces New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands and Tonga.

Fixtures for the 2014 Oceania Sevens Championships for both men and women have been released by the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) yesterday.

Tanivula will treat this Oceania Sevens Championships as a build up to the IRB World Sevens World Series.

“The tournament will give the girls an idea of what to expect.” Tanivula said.

Pooled with the two best-ranked teams in the world, Australia and New Zealand, Tanivula said it would be tougher than the tournament in Hong Kong.

“This tournament is a step up and going against teams such as Australia and New Zealand won’t be easy,” said Tanivula.

“However, this will be a learning experience for the girls and they need to know the level of competition they will be up against.

“The girls will march into camp on Monday to commence preparations.”

The Fijiana kick-start the 2014 Oceania Sevens Championships playing the first game of the competition against Papua New Guinea on October 3 in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Meanwhile, the Vodafone Fiji 7s team has been pooled with Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Tahiti. Fiji will play their first game against Tahiti on October 3.

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