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Fijian U23 women bow out

The Fijian Women Under-23 side lost all their pool matches in the Rugby League Commonwealth Games Nines champion­ship. Led by Fijiana No.8 Sereana Nagatalevu they went down 24-0 to Australia
25 Feb 2018 19:45
Fijian U23 women bow out
Fijian Women U23 rugby league team to the Commonwealth Games Nines competition. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Fijian Women Under-23 side lost all their pool matches in the Rugby League Commonwealth Games Nines champion­ship.

Led by Fijiana No.8 Sereana Nagatalevu they went down 24-0 to Australia and later 26-4 to Sa­moa. The Australians walloped Samoa 26-4.

Coach Isimeli Kurisavulevu said this is a his­toric occasion as they are the first Fijian women rugby league team.

“I guess we are all proud of this opportunity,” he said.

“We had faith in these girls. We had our trials before Christmas and all the girls did their own training in their respective zone.”

The side also had former Fijiana 7s rep of Mere­wai Cumu, Akosita Ravato, Paulini Korowaqa, Karalaini Naisewa, Wainikiti Deku, Vasiti Adi­maira, Losena Qiolevu, Melea Salusalu, Ateca Leiyamo.

In Pool B, Tonga topped the lots thanks to a 8-4 win over Canada and a 12-4 success against Cook Islands. They latter beat Canada 20-12 to also pro­gress. It means Australia will play Cook Islands and Tonga will meet Samoa.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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