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Canada Here ‘On Businesss’

The Canadian women are taking Friday’s Test match against the Rooster Chicken Fijiana XVs seriously. Head coach Kevin Rouet is confident that this is a must as they need to set their World Cup campaign on a higher platform.
20 Sep 2022 16:30
Canada Here ‘On Businesss’
The Canada women’s 15s team training at Nadi International School ground on September 19, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Canadian women are taking Friday’s Test match against the Rooster Chicken Fijiana XVs seriously.

Head coach Kevin Rouet is confident that this is a must as they need to set their World Cup campaign on a higher platform.

“This match against Fiji will prove pivotal to our Rugby World Cup preparations,” Rouet told Rugby Canada.

“The squad, coaches and staff are all looking forward to heading to New Zealand and this stop in Fiji will provide us with an important opportunity to put our plans into practice ahead of the big kickoff.”

At No. 21 in the World Rugby rankings, the Fijiana XVs will provide Canada’s women – ranked No. 3 – with a stern test ahead of the Rugby World Cup which kicks off in New Zealand on October 8 to November 12.

Former captain Laura Russell is to feature against the Fijians while Olivia DeMerchant and Tyson Beukeboom are to earn their 50 Test caps at the HFC Bank Stadium, Suva.

The Canada Women’s side arrived in Nadi on Saturday morning and had their afternoon training session at the Nadi International School ground.

Fijiana head coach Seruvakula told FRU Media there is a lot of work to be done with the front row.

This was after their 32-10 win over the Wahine Maori.

“Our front row had to do overtime and that’s one key area we are working on,” Seruvakula said.

“There is no depth chart for the forwards but we have time to polish a few areas.

“There will be changes in the second match against Canada as I have to test all my players in the extended squad.”

Story By: Waisea Nasokia

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 



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