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Seruvakula On Fijiana XVs Selection

Selecting the Fijiana XVs squad for next year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup will not be easy, says the head coach. Speaking to SUNsports yesterday Senirusi Servakula said the amount of
22 Nov 2020 15:54
Seruvakula On Fijiana XVs Selection
Northern Sharks at Garvey Park, Tavua, on November 21, 2020. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Selecting the Fijiana XVs squad for next year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup will not be easy, says the head coach.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday Senirusi Servakula said the amount of talented players exposed during the Women’s 10s Festival means that every player must put in the hard work if they are to get selected.

“There’s a lot of girls putting their hands up and it was not easy to select the extended squad,” he said.

“For this extended squad we will trim it down and then to be consistent with the training we’ll bring them into camp.

“The first camp is next week on November 24th and 25th. Then December 8th to 9th. All these girls will come into camp as we will be camping like three days in a month until we trim it down to 30 for the World Cup.”

Meanwhile, Suva based- Falcons beat Highlanders 22-7 in the final at Garvey Park in Tavua.

Falcons manager Akisi Naiveli said the win was well-deserved.

“Even though it was the national 10s we would have hoped for the same in the Skipper,” she said.

“The focus of bringing the girls out here was to showcase their talent and skills. In terms of performance we’re happy that we won it.

“There’s still some areas we need to work on so it’s back to the drawing board for us.”

 

Results: Falcons(2) 20-0 Highlanders, Sharks (2) 14-  12 Crusaders(1), Crusaders (2) 10- 17 Sharks (1), Highlanders (1) 24- 0 Rooster(2), Falcons(2)  17- 0 Rooster (1), Falcons (1) 28- 0 Sharks (2), Crusaders (2) 10- 7 Highlanders (2), Crusaders (1) 7- 5 Highlanders (1), Roosters (1) 19-0 Sharks (1), Falcons(1) 38- 0 Roosters (2), Crusaders (2) 12- 10 Falcons (2), Highlanders (1) 34- 0 Sharks (2), Sharks (1) 5- 0 Highlanders  (2), Crusaders (1) 12-0 Roosters (2), Roosters (1) 22-5 Crusaders (2), Sharks(1) 5- 14 Falcons (2), Highlanders (1) 20-0 Falcons (1) Sharks (2) 7- 5 Roosters (2), Roosters (1) 22-0 Highlanders (2), Falcons(1) 10- 5 Crusaders (1):

Semifinals:  Highlanders (1) 27-0 Crusaders (2),   Falcons (1) 10- 5 Roosters(1): Finals: Falcons(1) 22-7  Highlanders (1).

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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