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Radianarova Hopes To Make The Cut

  Solodrau Radianarova hopes to book a spot in the Fiji Airways Warriors 28 – member to play in the 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge. The Pacific Challenge tournament will
28 Feb 2018 11:00
Radianarova  Hopes To Make The Cut
Solodrau Radianarova in camp on February 22, 2018.

 

Solodrau Radianarova hopes to book a spot in the Fiji Airways Warriors 28 – member to play in the 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge.

The Pacific Challenge tournament will be hosted at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, between March 9 to 17.

The Wailevu, Labasa native said he was humbled to be selected in the extended squad.

“I will give it my best shot, because this is important for me and I will do my best” he said.

“I am really honoured to be given a chance to represent Fiji next month as I have worked hard for a couple of years on developing my rugby skills, and body conditions.

“I don’t really feel any extra pressure and I’m no different from the rest of the team members. We all want to work hard for each other and do well to represent Fiji and our families.”

Solodrau represented the Wardens before earning recognition from an American club, last year.

“I started playing rugby at primary school (Nasekula District School) and then represented Labasa,” he said.

“My interest for rugby started at a young age, I give the credit to the support of great role models, coaches, trainers, family and friends.

Warriors Coach Senirusi Seruvakula said he expects a lot from the young players especially in defending the Pacific Challenge title.

He said they need to prepare the players well and hope to put a mark on the game.

“This is the first time for me to coach the 28 players, all players are under 23 except for five,” Seruvakula said.

“This is all new to me and for the last three years we have been champions.

“For this year, we are defending and there are a lot of expectations from the players to rise up to another level.

“This is also a good opportunity for the players to display their talents, so that they could represent the Fijian Drua and Fiji 7s team,” he said.

Seruvakula said the locals are benefiting from international tournaments.

“International tournaments give a lot of exposures for our young players and this tournament is going to lift Fiji Rugby,” he said.

The extended squad marched into camp  at Uprising Resort, yesterday. Four countries  will compete in the 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge include. They Junior Japan, Tonga ‘A’, Samoa ‘A’ and hosts Fiji Warriors.

Edited by Anasilini Ratuva

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