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Turuva: Lift Game

“If we do it right during our training sessions then we will be good on game day.”
31 Oct 2022 11:58
Turuva: Lift Game
Vodafone Fijian Bati fullback Sunia Turuva.

We have to take our attacking game to a higher level against New Zealand in this weekend’s Rugby League World Cup quarterfinal.

That was the view of Vodafone Fijian Bati full-back Sunia Turuva (pictured) after their 30-14 win over Scotland in their final Group B clash yesterday (Fiji time) where they finished second to qualify.

Speaking to SUNsports, Turuva who was named the Player of the Match, said they would have to work harder.

“We need to have a review of how we played against Scotland,” he said.


“Our quarterfinal match against New Zealand starts on Monday at the training ground.”

“If we do it right during our training sessions then we will be good on game day.”

Turuva said they need to analyse New Zealand’s game and try to find some loopholes in their play.

“The current Bati side is the youngest team playing in the World Cup as majority of the players are between the ages of 18 to 22.

“When we play in the quarterfinal our energy and performance goes up.

“We needed tough games and opponents because they assist us in gauging our game.”


Turuva said that physicality was the highlight of the win against Scotland.

“We were a bit rusty as times but hats off to the boys for fighting right to the last whistle.

“The boys stuck to the game plan and we backed each other in defence.”

Turuva said during halftime they discussed about playing the full 80 minutes if they are to beat Scotland.

The game got a bit physical in the last 15 to 20 minutes and it showed how much pride both teams have for their jersey.”



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