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Fijiana 7s Reps To Join XVS Squad

Six members of the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team are going to be drafted into the Rooster Chicken Fijiana XVs squad after this weekend’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town, South Africa.
11 Sep 2022 11:30
Fijiana 7s Reps To Join XVS Squad
Fiji Airways Fijiana Sevens forward Sesenieli Donu on the charge against Ireland during the HSBC World Sevens Series. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games bronze medallist will join the Rooster Chicken Fijiana XVs squad where she will play at second five eight. Photo: World Rugby

Six members of the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team are going to be drafted into the Rooster Chicken Fijiana XVs squad after this weekend’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town, South Africa.

The players will make the switch to fifteens rugby and prepare for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, next month.

 

This was confirmed by head coach Senirusi Seruvakula.

The players are likely to play for the Fijiana XVs in the Test matches against Maori and Canada at the HFC Bank Stadium, Suva, this month.

 

Speaking to SUNsports Seruvakula indicated that six players would be joining the team and another two to come in later.

He said the players are Reapi Uluinasau, Lavena Cavuru, Sesenieli Donu, Alowesi Nakoci, Rusila Nagasau and Ana Naimasi would march into camp next week.

 

“Captain Nagasau is leading the charge and she’ll be in the backline for us,” Seruvakula said.

Seruvakula added that the Fijiana side have been working on a few major areas of their game in the past few months.

 

“We went to the Naval Base in Togalevu to do some team bonding exercise,” he said.

“I believe that was very important for us moving forward because when the tough gets going, mental toughness from those drills will push these girls.

 

“During our match against Army Women we worked on what we’ve learned so far,” he said.

“The plan is to work on the areas that we feel needs improvements ahead of the Test matches before our first World Cup game against England.

“We are working on the physicality on the breakdown because will be playing against bigger girls so we want excel on that area. Another very important area of our game is the set-piece, which is our scrum and lineout.

 

Feedback: simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj



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