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Show Up And Deliver

Focus on our Fiji Airways Flying Fijians, Fijian Drua and Fijiana to excel, meet expectations. 
03 Oct 2019 15:20
Show Up And Deliver
L-R: Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s coach Saiasi Fuli, Fiji Airways Flying Fijian coach John McKee and Fiji Airways Fijian Drua coach Senirusi Seruvakula.

Analysis:

Our three national teams are being put to the test this week.

Despite the odds stacked against us, our diehard fans are always of the belief that the impossible is possible to achieve despite the circumstances.

Yesterday our Vodafone Fijian U23 football team failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after being outplayed 6-1 by New Zealand in the OFC Olympic qualifying semifinal at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

Our focus now turns to the Flying Fijians, Fijian Drua and Fijiana to make our day brighter.

Coaches John McKee (Flying Fijians), Senirusi Seruvakula (Fijian Drua) and Saiasi Fuli (Fijiana) have the credentials and the manpower.

But first, the players need to show up and deliver on the field.

McKee’s Men Must Win

It started with McKee’s Flying Fijians as they play Georgia in a must-win game today.

A bonus win is needed if we are to edge Georgia before we play Wales next Wednesday.

Currently, we are on 2 points to Georgia’s 5.

We can’t afford to nosedive further after the shock 27-30 loss to Uruguay.

Fuli’s Fijiana Mission

Coach Fuli and team captain Rusila Nagasau are confident of putting in their best and finishing in the top four at the World Rugby Women Sevens Series in Glendale, the USA which starts on Sunday.

We have an experienced pack boasting a few Olympians.

Since we started competing in the series, we’ve never beaten Australia and New Zealand.

We meet the Aussies in pool play on Sunday and that should be a good gauge of our strength.

Bonus Wins For Drua

Currently 7th on the points standings, the Drua must score bonus wins in round six and seven to have any chance of defending the Australian National Rugby Championship.

Rebuilding the team after losing players earlier on, Seruvakula needs to turn things around against the Melbourne Rising on Saturday and Queensland Country at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka next week.

Away in Australia for two weeks now, the Drua needs to shake off the jetlag and the burden of being away from home for too long and fight to be in the top four.

Impossible is nothing if we dare to try and have a crack.

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