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Community Boost For U20

The Vodafone Fijian U20 rugby team management were impressed with the community support from Nadroga and Nadave for the team as they prepare for the Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy which
25 Nov 2015 09:38
Community Boost For U20
Vodafone Fii under 20 training at Bidesi Park yesterday. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.

The Vodafone Fijian U20 rugby team management were impressed with the community support from Nadroga and Nadave for the team as they prepare for the Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy which starts on Friday.

Despite the financial challenges team manager Taniela Domoni said the young boys were well received by the two communities.

“We want to thank Nadroga province for assisting us with great hospitality when the team were camping in Nadroga.

“Also the people in Nadave where we are currently accommodated have been very supportive towards the boys preparation, this will definitely boost the player’s performance on the field,” Domoni said.

Head Coach Salimoni Ravouvou confirmed the players were fit and were ready for the battle.

“The boys have shown alot of commitments, dedication and sacrifice during preparation and are all fit for the job.

“I’m impressed with the level of fitness of the players, all injury free and we are looking forward to the task,” Ravouvou said.

Vodafone Flying Fijians scrum coach Alan Muir has provided a huge assistance to the team on their scrummaging area.

“The players have executed really well in our set pieces not only in the scrums but in our lineouts as well.

“These players are here because they deserve to be here and will definitely make Fiji proud,” Ravouvou added.

The Oceania qualifiers promise to be an exciting tournament as the four nations which includes Fiji, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu would be vying for a spot in the 2015 World Rugby Junior Trophy.

The Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy is an exciting opportunity for our emerging talent in the region and will give local fans the opportunity to see the next generation of players from the four respective nations.

The qualifiers will be played in a four (4) team round robin competition over three (3) rounds. At the conclusion of the round robin competition the team with highest number of competition points will be declared the 2015 Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy winner.

Fiji plays Vanuatu in their first game on Friday at the ANZ Stadium at 5pm.

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