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Good Exposure For Swire Warriors

  The Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors’ 24-14 loss to the Western Force was a good experience for the local players, The Senirusi Seruvakula-coached side arrived yesterday after playing in the
07 May 2018 09:56
Good Exposure For Swire Warriors
Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors reps Aliveretii Veitokani, Veramu Dikidikilaci and Peni Matawalu at the Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

The Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors’ 24-14 loss to the Western Force was a good experience for the local players,

The Senirusi Seruvakula-coached side arrived yesterday after playing in the opening game of the inaugural World Se­ries Rugby last Friday at nib Sta­dium.

“It is not the scoreline but the exposure for the local players is more important,”captain Mosese Voka said.

“It is a good exposure for the boys especially playing with players who played in the Super Rugby competition.

“We took some Under-23 players and it was an eye opener as well. In the long run this won’t only benefit the players but Fiji Rugby as a whole.”

On the field, the Force made the most of their home-field advan­tage to lead 19-0 at halftime.

“Playing in front of the 19,466 fans was incredible and we hope another team from Fiji can beat the Force next year,”

The Force is scheduled to play six more invitational sides con­tinuing with Tonga on Sunday.

Last year, the Perth franchise was axed from Super Rugby but billionaire Andrew Forrest has funded the new competition which is set to start next year.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 

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