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Tawake: We Must Fight For Our Spot

The contest to win a spot in the Rooster Chicken Fijiana XVs side for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in now on.
10 May 2022 16:36
Tawake: We Must Fight For Our Spot
Rooster Chicken staff members with the Super W title at Nadi International Airport on May 8, 2022.It’s the first time for the Super W title to travel out of Australia. Photo: Mereleki Nai

The contest to win a spot in the Rooster Chicken Fiji­ana XVs side for the Wom­en’s Rugby World Cup in now on.

Speaking to SUNsports on Sun­day night, Rooster Chicken Fiji­ana Drua captain, Bitila Tawake, said they would start training next week.

“Everyone has to fight for their position to play in the World Cup,” Tawake said.

Tawake said the experience and exposure gained from playing in the Super W competition was a memorable experience.

The Drua in their debut year won the Super W title after they remained unbeaten throughout.

“Everyone have learned so much by playing against the best teams in Australia, not just the Waratahs, but the Brumbies, Reds, Rebels and Western Force.”

Head coach Senirusi Seruvaku­la said playing in the Super W and Tri Series were good prepar­atory platform before the World Cup.

“There are other girls who are here playing in the ANZ Marama Championship who will be con­sidered,” Seruvakula said.

“No girl is guaranteed a spot for the World Cup. The door is still open.I want to take the best.”

The Fijiana Drua side were ac­corded a Fijian ceremony of welcome at the chiefly village of Viseisei in Vuda on Sunday night.

They’ll take a break this week.


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