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Seruvakula To Make Changes, All Players Get Game Time

Rooster Chicken Fijiana XV head coach Senirusi Seruvakula is definitely going to make changes when the side takes on World Number Three Canada on Friday at the HFC Bank Stadium, Suva.
19 Sep 2022 17:00
Seruvakula To Make Changes, All Players Get Game Time
Rooster Chicken Fijiana 15s captain Sereima Leweniqila (with headgear) and Ema Adivitaloga stops Wahine Maori winger Shyanne Thompson during their Test match at the HFC Bank Stadium, Suva on September 16, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord

Rooster Chicken Fijiana XV head coach Senirusi Seruvakula is definitely going to make changes when the side takes on World Number Three Canada on Friday at the HFC Bank Stadium, Suva.

Seruvakula said he would select the World Cup squad after all players in the squad are given game time.

 

This included Fijiana 7s players; Rusila Nagasau, Reapi Uluinasau, Vasiti Solikoviti, Ana Maria Naimasi, Sesenieli Donu, Verenaisi Bari, Lavena Cavuru and Aloesi Nakoci.

Nakoci played in the last 15 minutes of the recent Test match against Wahine Maori; she scored a try in their 32-10 win last Friday.

 

“We have to lift our skills level, that’s one of the points – we need to work on our set pieces going towards another big game against Canada,” Seruvakula said on Friday.”

“We going to review our game and there will be some changes.”

 

“We will make use of these two matches to play all of the girls.”

“Canada is going to the World Cup and is one of the top five teams in the world, we have to prepare well; work on our mistakes.”

 

“We should make an improvement come Friday.”

“Aloesi Nakoci came in as the 25th player, there will be changes. We will try to play the 32-member squad before going to the World Cup.’

 

“She’s done well in the last 15 minutes; I want to see more of her next week. If she trains well then she deserves the Number 15 jersey.”

The Women’s Rugby World Cup will be held in Auckland, New Zealand on October 6-November 12.

 

Scrum

Seruvakula admitted they have a lot of work to do before their match against Canada.

“We’re working on our scrums; we do not have the depth chart for front rowers.

“Another area we are working at is our defensive system that we can understand how we defend around the set pieces and in general play.

 

The girls need to understand that.”

“It’s the first time for them playing against a big team like the Maori.”

The Test match against Canada kicks off at 6pm at the HFC Bank Stadium.

 

Story by: sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj



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