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Fijiana Time Is Now: Fuli

Saiasi Fuli believes the Fijiana 7s team can deliver the desired outcome at the PacificAus Sports Oceania Rugby Sevens on June 25-27 in Townsville, Australia.
15 Jun 2021 16:07
Fijiana Time Is Now: Fuli
FIJIANA 7S SQUAD FOR OCEANIA 7S nSesenieli Donu, n Rusila Nagasau, nVani Buleki Vasiti Solikoviti, nBulou Rokodinono, n Rejieli Daveua, nLavenia Tinai, nTokasa Seniyasi Reijeli Uluinayau, n Mereula Torooti, nViniana Riwai, nLavena Cavuru, nLuisa Tisolo, nAna Maria Naimasi, nRoela Radiniyavuni.

Saiasi Fuli believes the Fijiana 7s team can deliver the desired outcome at the PacificAus Sports Oceania Rugby Sevens on June 25-27 in Townsville, Australia.

And the Fijiana 7s coach stressed from Sunshine Coast, Brisbane where the players were on quarantine that her women could rise to the challenge against Australia and New Zealand.

The Fijiana has only beaten Australia once. And that was at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa winning the Cup final 14-5.

But they have yet to beat the Trans-Tasman neighbors on World RugbyWomen Sevens Series.

Fuli said: “Yes it’s always a challenge to play against the best in the world and we have prepared well to face them next week. Nothing comes easy in life especially playing NZ and Australia so we will turn up and play. There is nothing better when you give your best against the best.

“We have worked so hard to play under pressure and duress and try to diffuse their momentum of play. We need to be consistent with our set piece strike efficiency and continue to build pressure on that solid platform.

“We need to take control of our possession and destabilize their strongholds In order to win key moments, especially restarts, and lineouts and the phase plays.”

Fuli is assisted by Timoci Volavola, a lanky backrow who also represented the Fijian 7s team, Nadroga and Army.

And they have experience in the side.

Players like Ana Maria Roqica, Rusila Nagasau, Raijeli Daveua, Viniana Riwai, Luisa Tisolo and Lavenia Tinai had played at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and they know what is expected at that level.

Their presence are going boost rising stars like, Roela Radini, Tokasa Seniyasi, Sesenieli Donu, Mereula Toroti and Ana Maria Naimasi.

FIJIANA 7S SQUAD FOR OCEANIA 7S 

  • Sesenieli Donu, 
  • Rusila Nagasau, 
  • Vani Buleki Vasiti Solikoviti, 
  • Bulou Rokodinono, n Rejieli Daveua, 
  • Lavenia Tinai, 
  • Tokasa Seniyasi Reijeli Uluinayau, 
  • Mereula Torooti, 
  • Viniana Riwai, nLavena Cavuru, 
  • Luisa Tisolo, 
  • Ana Maria Naimasi, 
  • Roela Radiniyavuni.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj



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