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Editorial: Celebrate The Super W Win But Let’s Not Be Carried Away As We’re Yet To Play The World’s Best

Congratulations to the Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua for winning the Super W championship in their debut year. It was a thrilling 32-26 win over the defending champions NSW Waratahs in
25 Apr 2022 11:50
Editorial: Celebrate The Super W Win But Let’s Not Be Carried Away As We’re Yet To Play The World’s Best
Super Rugby W Champions

Congratulations to the Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua for winning the Super W championship in their debut year.

It was a thrilling 32-26 win over the defending champions NSW Waratahs in the grandfinal at the AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday evening.

For Head Coach, Senirusi Seruvakula, it’s another major achievement.

He had done it with the Fijian Drua men’s team in hoisting the 2018 Australia National Rugby Championship (NRC) title and now it’s with our women’s side.

 

The Super W win followed by the Test matches against the Australian Wallaroos and Japan are only a step closer to the bigger picture, which is the Women’s Rugby World Cup (RWC).

We’ve beaten all the top women clubs in Australia but that does not mean that things are going to get easier as we go along.

That is why Seruvakula had stated earlier that only the best players are going to represent Fiji at the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

 

He also gave a directive to all interested overseas-based players that selection is based on merit and not reputation.

There was a reason for such a call.

The closest Australia have got to winning the Women’s RWC was in 2010 when they took out the bronze medal after beating France 22-8.

 

Apart from that, they have failed to make the top four.

Records show that the first Women’s RWC was won by USA in 1991 and followed by England in 1994.

New Zealand have won the 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2017 World Cups.

England’s second World Cup win was in 2014.

 

For the Women’s RWC, which is from October 8 to November 12, we are in Pool C where we face two time world champions England, France and South Africa.

We take on England in our pool opener on Saturday, October 8, at Eden Park in Auckland then South Africa at Waitakere Stadium on October 16 and France on October 22 at Northern Events Centre in Whangarei.

That’s the reality of our situation.

 

The journey will be tougher from here.

Yes, we can celebrate the Super W victory but let’s not be carried away with it.

We’re on the right track but it’s a matter of staying focused on the task ahead and playing to our very best at the World Cup because that is where it counts the most.
Feedback: leonec@fijisun.com.fj



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