Fijiana Sets Target For World Cup

Nothing is impossible at the Rugby World Cup 7s says Fijiana 7s head coach Saiasi Fuli.
02 Sep 2022 16:00
Fijiana Sets Target For World Cup
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama presented the Fijiana 7s team jersey at Pacific Theological college on August 31, 2022. Back (from left): Laisani Moceisawana, Vasiti Solikoviti, Vani Buleki, Sesenieli Donu, Verenaisi Bari, Reijieli Daveua and Viniana Riwai. Front (from left): Ana Maria Naimasi, Lavena Cavuru, Aloesi Nakoci, PM Bainimarama, Rusila Nagasau, Lavenia Tinai and Reapi Ulunisau. Photo: Jone Salusalu

Nothing is impossible at the Rugby World Cup 7s says Fijiana 7s head coach Saiasi Fuli.

The 13-member squad was present­ed their jerseys by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Pacific Theological College on Wednesday night.

They leave for Cape Town today.


“The target is to win; nothing is impossible,” Fuli said.

“This is a very solid squad even though we have lost some after the last Olympic Games.”

“We’ve learnt a lot from the Com­monwealth Games.”


“We need to start well, manage the game and finish strong.“

“That is what we are going to focus on.”

Fuli said he was taking the best 13.

“We have been preparing well for this World Cup 7s.”



The World Cup has a different for­mat from the World Rugby 7s series and the Olympics.

“A very tricky format; it’s a knock­out, unlike the normal 7s series or Olympics where you have pools and progress even if you lose you can be runners up.

“But this format, you lose you are out, you win you progress.

“Every game is Cup final.”


He added that maintaining posses­sion and winning restarts will be crucial for every game.

“For our preparation; we saw how well they played, their competitive nature; we need good strong for­wards that can retain possessions in the restarts.”

“We won 73 per cent of our restart sat the Commonwealth Games, that is crucial and we want to dominate the restarts – especially on knock­out have possession win the game.”



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