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Fuli’s Faith In Fijiana

Head coach Saiasi Fuli believes the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team has gone through the extra yards and trained to the limit in their weeks in camp.
07 Nov 2019 11:27
Fuli’s Faith In Fijiana
Fiji Airways Fijiana sevens rep Mereula Turuoti (with ball) during training at Albert Park for Oceania Sevens Championship on November 5, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Head coach Saiasi Fuli believes the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team has gone through the extra yards and trained to the limit in their weeks in camp.

And he is confident the team will deliver at the 2019 Oceania Rugby 7s Championship which starts at the ANZ Stadium, Suva today.

Fuli said the girls are aware of what to expect at the tournament despite struggling to keep up at the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.

“They’ve gone through the mental and physical phases leading up to this competition,” he said.

Fuli added these are the key aspects when going into such tournaments, any team that comes in well prepared will surely achieve the outcome they’re aiming for.

“We know these are the key aspects playing in such competitions, it will come to the knockout stages where those who are mentally strong and have that fortitude will prosper.”

He added that they’re up to par with their fitness and will continue to work on their game management.

“We’ve cover a lot in terms of our conditioning, we know that we fell short in Glendale, but we are ready to play at this Oceania 7s and have a high chance of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”

With Australia and New Zealand already qualifying for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Fijiana have a good chance of booking a spot provided they beat their Pacific neighbours.

The team is in Pool D with Nauru, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Today Fijiana plays Vanuatu 5.14pm.

Edited by Grace Narayan

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