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France Will Be Tough, Says Head Coach Seruvakula

The game against France will be a crucial one for the Rooster Chicken Fijiana XVs.
19 Oct 2022 16:31
France Will Be Tough, Says Head Coach Seruvakula
Rooster Chicken Fijiana XVs fullback Roela Radiniyavuni (with ball) tries to escape a South Africa player during their Women’s Rugby World Cup pool match at Waitakere Stadium in Auckland on October 16, 2022. Photo: Rugby World Cup

The game against France will be a crucial one for the Rooster Chicken Fijiana XVs.

It would determine their progress to the Women’s World Cup quarterfinal.

The Fijiana lost to England 84-19 in their first game, they won 21-17 against South Africa last Sunday.

They will take on France in their last pool match at 6:15pm on Saturday.

 

Rooster Chicken Fijiana head coach Senirusi Seruvakula said creating history was in a way working well with the Fijiana; it has not an easy journey for them.

“It’s getting tougher and tougher – it’s the World Cup,” Seruvakula said.

“We will a lot of work throughout the week, we will do our review and prepare well against the French.

“Our first World Cup and our first win and that’s very big for us and especially for these girls to gain confidence after the first game against England.

 

“There’s a big match again against France and then if we want to play in the quarter-final, we have to do everything right during training and do the process and everything will take care of itself come game day against France.”

Seruvakula acknowledged tightead prop Siteri Rasolea for a well-deserved player of the match title.

“For Rasolea, I was surprised that she can go past 65 minutes from the last game. I saw that she was strong there so I left her there for 80 minutes. She gutted it out the whole 80 minutes,” Seruvakula added.”

 

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



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