Rugby

Our Women Prepare For Rugby World Cup

“We got the talent in Fiji like we saw in Labasa. We identified five good players who are tall, very fast and aggressive.”
07 Nov 2020 12:44
Our Women Prepare For Rugby World Cup
Navosa’s Merewalesi Naqoro attacks against Yasawa at Churchill Park, Lautoka, on November 6, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Overseas players will join the Fiji Airways Fijiana XV camp in January.

Head coach Senirusi Seruvakula made the comment during the Western Women’s Regional 10s at Churchill Park, Lautoka, yesterday.

“Overseas girls are keen to join as they are playing in top competition in New Zealand and Australia,” he said.

“In January, when they go into camp, the overseas-based women will join in.”

He added this was part of the pathway for women’s development as they build up for the 2021 Women Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

“The reason we are doing the 10s is to identify skills and talents and gauge fitness level,” Seruvakula said.

“We got the talent in Fiji like we saw in Labasa. We identified five good players who are tall, very fast and aggressive.”

He would be picking four teams from the Lautoka event to be part of the 10s Rugby Festival scheduled at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on November 21.

“We have Sharks One and Two from Labasa and four teams from Lautoka. A similar regional event will be held at the Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori, for the team based in the Central/Eastern Division,” he said.

He added a team of selectors would be present during the Skipper Cup Premiership in Nausori and Suva today.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Rugby World Cup is scheduled to be the ninth Rugby World Cup for women, to be held in New Zealand between September 18 – October 16, 2021. This will be the first women’s Rugby World Cup to be held in the southern hemisphere.

Edited by Osea Bola

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