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Naiqato Out To Prove Worth

  Litia Naiqato hopes to make amends and be a better player in 2018/19 HSBC Women Sevens Series. This was after she made the Fiji Airways Fijiana 16- member squad
29 Sep 2018 10:59
Naiqato Out To Prove Worth
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s prop Litia Naiqato trains at Bidesi Park, Suva on September 28,2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

Litia Naiqato hopes to make amends and be a better player in 2018/19 HSBC Women Sevens Series.

This was after she made the Fiji Airways Fijiana 16- member squad yesterday.

Interim coach Ro Alifereti Doviverata selected the squad after a friendly match at Bidesi Park in Suva.

Naiqato who missed out in Rugby World Cup Sevens this year is adamant of making a strong comeback.

“I’m so happy and thankful to coach Ro Dovi for giving me another chance,”she said.

“I missed the Canada, France tournaments and the World Cup last season but now that I’m in the squad, I need to prove my worth.

“It will not be easy and now my focus is to make the final 12,” Naiqato continued.

“I still have the potential to represent Fiji and I will prove myself.”

Nicknamed ‘Arnold’ for hard-hitting-tackles she vowed to improve her fitness in the new season.

“I believe in myself and the team and I hope to improve on my fitness and listen to what the coach tells me.”

Doviverata had a hard time selecting the 16 players.

“My task now is working on these new set of players, ” he said.

“We will select the final 12 next Friday.”

16 member squad:

Forwards; 1. Sereima Leweniqila 2. Litia Naiqato 3.Esiteri Bulikiobo 4. Sereana Nagatalevu 5. Vasiti Solikoviti

Backs; 6. Merewalesi Rokouono 7. Ana Maria Ravouvou 8. Radiniyavuni Roela 9. Litiana Lawedrau 10. Naina Baleca 11. Akosita Ravato 12. Mereula Toroti

Shadow squad; 13. Vilisi Vakaloloma 14. Ema Adivitaloga 15. Paulini Korowaqa 16. Mela Matanatabu.

Edited by Osea Bola

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