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Fijiana Survive Late Scare

  The Rusila Nagasau captained-Fiji Air­ways Fijiana Development side are tipped to walk away with the Outrig­ger Fiji Na–Iri Women’s Trophy during the McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast Sevens tourna­ment at
18 Jan 2019 10:03
Fijiana Survive Late Scare
Fijiana Development Ana Roqica in control against Lautoka Crusaders during pool play at the McDonalds Fiji Coral Coast Sevens at Lawaqa park in Sigatoka yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

The Rusila Nagasau captained-Fiji Air­ways Fijiana Development side are tipped to walk away with the Outrig­ger Fiji Na–Iri Women’s Trophy during the McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast Sevens tourna­ment at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka today.

With the return of the Fiji Airways Fijiana XVs reps, the side bonded well as they ham­mered Outrigger Knights 40-0, Lautoka Cru­saders 47-0.

In their final pool game they were forced to a 7-7 draw against Marist Seahawks who had taken an early 7-0 lead.

“We did miss the title last year so we’re back,” Nagasau said.

“For us we’re taking each team at a time and we’re treating each game as the final.”

Nagasau said players are putting their hands up to represent the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s side to the Sydney tournament and beyond.

“We expect the coach to name the team after this tournament so we’re going to play our hearts out.”

Other players who have returned to the fold are lanky Asinate Savu, Ana Roqica, Tokasa Seniyasi, Merewalesi Rokovono, Lavenia Ti­nai, Ana Maria Neimasa, Vasiti Solokoviti and Luisa Tisolo.

Also on track are defending champions Striders after their wins over Fiji Airports Nadi Blazers 24 -0, Marist Seahawks Two 26-0 and Marist Seahawks One 17-0.

The side have top players like Bulou Matai­toga, Mere Moto, Alisi Komaitai, Laisa Taga and Tima Ravisa.

Captain Timaima Ravisa said they had a good day one.

“We’re out to show showcase our young talents. Tomorrow will be another day and I guess we have to lift our game and not to underestimate other teams like the Fijiana which is not a development side. We are look­ing forward to meeting them.”

The competition continues this morning with the finals in the afternoon.

RESULTS

Striders 24– 0 Fiji Airport Nadi Blazers, Stars USA Women 24–5 Marist Seahawks Two, Hong Kong Women 24-0 Hope Rugby, Scion Woo 25–7 Fiji Airports Nadi Aviators, Fijiana Development 40-0 Outrigger Knights, Marist Seahawks I 36–5 Lautoka Crusaders, Striders 26–0 Marist Seahawks II, Stars USA Women 27–0 Nadi Blazers, Hong Kong Wom­en 12–12 Nadi Aviators, Scion Woo 44–0 Hope Rugby, Fijiana Development 47–0 Lautoka Crusaders, Marist Seahawks I 38–0 Outrig­ger Knights, Striders 29–5 Stars USA Sevens, Marist Seahawks II 12–27 Nadi Blazers, Hong Kong Women 0–12 Scion Woo, Nadi Aviators 54–0 Hope Rugby, Fijiana Development 7–7

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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