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Vanuatu Ready For Fijians

The Vanuatu Under-20 rugby side vow best performance against their Fijian counterparts in the Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy match at 5pm today at the ANZ Stadium. Team captain Aquila Kalsakau
27 Nov 2015 08:46
Vanuatu Ready For Fijians
The Fiji under 20 team captain,Kaveni Debanaise (left) and captain, Aquila Kalsakau of Vanuatu during the training at USP grounds yesterday. pic......RAMA

The Vanuatu Under-20 rugby side vow best performance against their Fijian counterparts in the Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy match at 5pm today at the ANZ Stadium.

Team captain Aquila Kalsakau believes his team has gone through the hard yards and is looking forward to a positive outcome.

“We are pretty confident,”Kalsakau said.

“Our fitness level is okay even though it took us one month to prepare.

Kalsakau believes they have players who are talented and have the ability of playing rugby and football.

“A lot of us play soccer but we can also play rugby.”

Kalsakau plays rugby in Hamilton, New Zealand and is a fan of the late Jonah Lomu.

“One person that really inspired me to take up rugby was Jonah, I’m a big fan,”he said.

Vodafone Fijian U20 captain Kaveni Dabenaise said they would need to win the first game.

“We are looking forward to the match,”he said.

“I trust my boys will deliver and we will do our best.”

Dabenaise is calling on members of the public to support the future Flying Fijians.

“We want our fans to come and support us so that we can qualify for the Junior World Trophy next year,” he added.

PNG vs Tonga

Papua New Guinea takes on Tonga in the first match today at 3pm.

PNG captain Bradley Kelegai said they were ready to give their best.

“It will be a tough game but the boys are ready to give their best, we are here to enjoy all the experience.

“We are expecting a good turnout from our fans,” Kelegai said.

Tongan captain Patelesio ‘One’One said three weeks of preparation assisted them to bring a good team.

“We have six overseas based players and we’re blending well,”he said.

“Respect is what keeping everyone together as we want to qualify for the Junior World Trophy,” he said.

The competition will be played in a round robin competition over three 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.

Feedback: oseab@fijisun.com.fj



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