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Canada Brings World Cup Squad For Suva Test

“It’s good to have this test before we go to the World Cup, to see where we stand with a better opposition like NZ Maori and Canada,” the former Flying Fijian captain said.
14 Sep 2022 18:01
Canada Brings World Cup Squad For Suva Test
Rooster Chicken Fijiana XVs players go through their drills at Albert Park, Suva, on September 12, 2022. The 35-member squad is preparing for Friday’s Test clash against Wahine Maori at the HFC Bank Stadium, Suva. The match kicksoff at 6pm. Photo: Sereana Salalo

The Canadian national women’s rugby team is getting their World Cup squad to their Test clash against the Rooster Chicken Fijiana XVs on September 22 at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.

This was after Rugby Canada announced the 32-player women’s 15s to the Rugby World Cup 2021, being played in 2022, in New Zealand. Canada is seeded No. 3 for the World Cup, and will compete in Pool B alongside USA, Italy and Japan.

“I’m proud to have confirmed the squad that will be heading to the Rugby World Cup,” Canada Women’s head coach Kevin Rouet said.

 

“It was a very tough selection process, and all of the players made it very difficult to narrow our squad down to a group of 32.”

“All of them have been so dedicated and put in so much hard work to get to this point.”

“However, the real hard work starts now as we head to New Zealand with a desire and belief that we can compete for the Rugby World Cup trophy, the first in Canada’s history.”

In an interview on Monday, Fijiana XVs assistant coach Mosese Rauluni said playing Canada would enable them to know where they stand.

 

“It is very important as Canada is in the top four. They going to set a standard for us.”

“Together with all the teams in our pool, England and France they are going to be very tough obstacles.

“It’s good to have this test before we go to the World Cup, to see where we stand with a better opposition like NZ Maori and Canada,” the former Flying Fijian captain said.

 

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