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Turnout Upsets Tanivula

  Acting Telecom Fijiana head coach Iliesa Tanivula wants players to join training as they prepare for the inaugural Women’s Championship against Papua New Guinea. The one –off test will
04 Oct 2016 12:21
Turnout  Upsets  Tanivula
Women training at the HPU Gym in Suva yeterday. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva

 

Acting Telecom Fijiana head coach Iliesa Tanivula wants players to join training as they prepare for the inaugural Women’s Championship against Papua New Guinea.

The one –off test will be held at the ANZ Stadium on November 5 with the winner advancing to the final RWC Asia/Oceania Qualifier event in December in Hong Kong. This tournament will feature two Asian qualifiers and one Oceania qualifier.

There has been poor turnout in training in the Eastern Division.

“During trials we had six teams where we selected our extended squad and it is disappointing players are not turning up for training,”Tanivula said.

“The attendance is not consistent but I’m impressed with the western players who are following the programme and showing consistency.

“We are here to help if they face problems,”  Tanivula said.

“We are working on skills and defence techniques and it was good to have Fiji Rugby Union’s Viliame Gadolo.

“This is exciting time for women’s rugby in Fiji and our 7s team are also excited to be involved.”

According to Oceania Rugby, PNG are expected to draw on eligible players from Australia to bolster their quest to participate in the Women’s RWC in Dublin next year.

However, Fiji will be difficult to beat at home following the noticeable development of women’s rugby in Fiji, highlighted by the growing stature of the Fijiana sevens team that included involvement in the recent Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Edited by Osea Bola

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