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So Far, So Good: Fuli

Heading into the second year as the head coach for our national women’s sevens team, head coach Fuli pinpointed areas he needed to work on
24 May 2020 13:13
So Far, So Good: Fuli
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s captain Tokasa Seniyasi. Photo: World Rugby

It is so far so good for the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team as far as the team’s progress is concerned, Saiyasi Fuli said.

Heading into the second year as the head coach for our national women’s sevens team, head coach Fuli pinpointed areas he needed to work on

“I’ve created a healthy relationship and strong foundation with our current squad. And I’ve set clear objectives for the team to achieve and it is good to be measured by those targets,” he said.

“This year my aim is to improve our ranking, play consistently winning games and tournaments.

“Furthermore, expanding player-base, introduce more young players into the system, thus creating a solid pathway to our 15s programme.

“I will concentrate on 7s for the time being especially coming off a hectic 2019 season.

“But that’s the beauty of the game we love and I just need to continue to work harder.”

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s coach Saiyasi Fuli. Photo: FRU

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s coach Saiyasi Fuli. Photo: FRU

Fuli said he would not apply for the Fijiana 15s head coach position that was advertised last month.

“This is just my second year with

Fijiana 7s and after a rebuilding process in my first year, I believe that I need to stabilize this project for the women’s 7s.”

Meanwhile, Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor said due to the COVID-19 restrictions there were no interviews done.

“Current coach Alivereti Doviverata’s contract expires at the end of the year and then we’ll have a new coach to prepare the girls,” he said.

“The priority for us next year is the U20 World Cup, the Olympic Games and the Women’s World Cup.

“We’re having discussions with Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby for more test matches when restrictions are lifted.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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