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Fuli Goes For Speed, Power For Hong Kong 7s

Speed and power are two areas Fiji Airways Fijian women’s rugby sevens coach, Saiasi Fuli, is focusing on for next weekend’s Hong Kong tournament.
25 Mar 2023 13:46
Fuli Goes For Speed, Power For Hong Kong 7s
Tough forward Reijeli Daveua is back for next weekend’s Hong Kong 7s tournament

Speed and power are two areas Fiji Airways Fijian women’s rugby sevens coach, Saiasi Fuli, is focusing on for next weekend’s Hong Kong tournament.

Fuli has recalled powerhouse forward Rejieli Daveua and sprinter Younis Bese in his 12-member squad.

Daveua was out for more than a month after sustaining a head injury at the Hamilton tournament in New Zealand while Bese injured her knee in Sydney, Australia. Fuli believes it’s the strongest touring squad, which consists of experienced and young players who have already tasted international competition.

“We have had some changes in recent months with players leaving for overseas contracts and having experienced players recover from injuries sustained in the season but we are still very content and maintaining our faith in the current squad which has a lot to achieve,” he said.

“Our main focus is the first game against Ireland. They are one of the tough opponents and we really want to set the platform on day one before playing Brazil and Australia later in the competition.”

They take on Ireland at 5.04pm next Friday before taking on Brazil at 9.04pm and Australia the following day at 1.55pm.

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team to Hong Kong

  1. Rejieli Daveua
  2. Vani Buleki
  3. Ivamere Nabura
  4. Reapi Ulunisau
  5. Ana Naimasi
  6. Meredani Qoro
  7. Younis Bese
  8. Ilisapeci Delaiwau
  9. Lavena Cavuru
  10. Viniana Riwai
  11. Talei Wilson
  12. Rusila Nagasau

Story By: Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: leonec@fijisun.com.fj



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