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Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors Primed For Samoa A

“We’ve prepared well,” coach Kele Leawere said during the captain’s run yesterday.
06 Mar 2020 13:28
Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors Primed For Samoa A
From left: Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors captain Tuidraki Samusamuvodre with Samoa A counterpart, Joseph Faleafaga, and the World Rugby Pacific Challenge Cup at Tikaram Park in Lami on March 5, 2020. Photo: World Rugby/ZoomFiji

Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors are ready to take on Samoa A in the second match of the World Rugby Pacific Challenge at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today.

In the opening match Junior Japan face Tonga A at 2.30pm.

“We’ve prepared well,” coach Kele Leawere said during the captain’s run yesterday.

“It won’t be easy, but the boys are ready and primed for the game against Samoa A.”

Samoa A have never beaten the Warriors in the past.

“We are not taking Samoa lightly as we’re in to defend the title, the coach said.

“We need to lay the platform for the remaining games and the boys know what is required. It won’t be easy, it will be physical.”

Leawere trusts his young team will do the job.

“It is a young side, but they know they are representing Fiji. This is their opportunity and it is important that they enjoy themselves, play for their country and their families.

Plea for fans to turn up

“It is important for fans to come out and support our future players. In four years time, these players could be playing for the Flying Fijians at the Rugby World Cup.”

Leawere said some of the boys have not even played for their province but are representing Fiji.

The match kicks off at 5pm.

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Edited by Naisa Koroi

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