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Fijiana Trio Boost Nadi

The side is boosted with the inclusion of Fijiana XV reps in props Leilani Burness, Aseri ‘the bus’ Galo and flanker Torika Semo.
23 Jul 2020 15:55
Fijiana Trio Boost Nadi
QAQA Nadi women forwards during training at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on July 21, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Vilimoni Mataniwai-coached Nadi women’s rugby side is keen to face Yasawa in the first round of the Skipper Cup Premiership match at Churchill Park, Lautoka on Saturday.

The side is boosted with the inclusion of Fijiana XV reps in props Leilani Burness, Aseri ‘the bus’ Galo and flanker Torika Semo.

Mataniwai said: “The three Fijiana reps have experience and will boost the side but this is a team sport, we need all to click to make the systems work.”

Other formidable names include former Nadi football rep Marion Hicks, and hotel worker Salote Karuinovo who has set her focus on rugby due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The girls have been preparing well for the competition. We are working on our fitness level, few aspects of the game and should be ready by Saturday. We know that Yasawa is a new team but will not to be taken lightly,” he said.

The Nadi – Yasawa match kicks off at 1pm, while the U19 will follow. The main game will be played at 3pm.

Edited by Osea Bola

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