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Fijiana Target Top Eight

  The Saiasi Fuli-coached Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s side aims to finish in the Cup quarterfinal of the Sydney 7s which starts on Friday at the Spotless Stadium. The side
29 Jan 2019 10:00
Fijiana Target Top Eight
Fiji Airways Fijiana team at the Nadi International Airport on January 28,2019.Photo: Waisea Nasokia

 

The Saiasi Fuli-coached Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s side aims to finish in the Cup quarterfinal of the Sydney 7s which starts on Friday at the Spotless Stadium.

The side departed yesterday with two debutants Tokasa Seniyasi and Akanisi Sokoivalu.

Fijiana will play Canada at 1.22pm on Friday, Russia at 3.44pm and Ireland at 6.28pm on Friday.

“Our aim is to make it in the top eight or the quarterfinal. Something beyond that will be a bonus and so it will be how we prepare well mentally from Nadi Airport to the first game in Sydney,” he said.

“The win by the men in Hamilton should motivate them and how important it is to play for the country.

“We need to feel proud and be happy to represent our country, not just going in to make up the numbers.

“We need to be motivated to win games, that is the start.

“We are now 11th out of 12 and we need to start winning games.”

Debutants

Senibuli, a first five-eighth who played well in 15s during the Oceania Women Championship while wing Akanisi Sokoiwasa was the top scorer in the women’s competition at the 2019 McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast 7s.

“They are new and this is their chance to prove themselves. We prepared well in the last five weeks.

“The girls need to start believing in themselves.”

Fijiana squad: Rusila Nagasau (c ), Asinate Savu, Merewai Cumu, Vasiti Solikoviti, Raijieli Daveua, Lavenia Tinai, Ana Roqica, Tokasa Senibuli, Merewalesi Rokoumu, Luisa Tisolo, Ana Maria Naimasi, Akanisi Sokoiwasa. Coach: Saiasi Fuli, Trainer: Eroni Sotutu, Physiotherapist: Jen Khalid, Manager : Peceli Derenalagi.

Edited by Osea Bola

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