7s stars make Fijiana RWC squad

September 22, 2022 6:24 am

All six 7s players have been named in the Rooster Chicken Fijiana 15s side to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand next month.

Rusila Nagasau completes her target of making the 15s World Cup and she is joined by Alowesi Nakoci, Sesenieli Donu, Lavena Cavuru, Raijieli Daveua and Ana Maria Naimasi.

Leading the side as captain is Sereima Leweniqila.

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Other players include, Joma Raubuti, Bitila Tawake, Mereoni Namositava, Asinate Serevi, Sulita Waisega, Karalaini Naisewa, Ema Adivitaloga, Merewalesi Rokouono, Vitalina Naikore, Akanisi Sokoiwasa, Raijeli Laqeretabua, Ilisapeci De;aiwau, Jiowana Sauto, Iris Verebalavu, Bulou Vasuturaga, Merevesi Ofakimalino, Akosita Ravato, Timaima Ravisa, Roela Radiniyavuni, Siteri Rasolea, Vika Matarugu, Kolora Lomani, Mela Matanatabu, Talei Wilson.

Coach Senirusi Seruvakula says he had sleep-less nights thinking about the best to choose for the Rugby World Cup.

“It was really hard in selecting the 32 to go to the World Cup so, what we discussed with the other coaches was to select players that can play in two or three positions if injury occurs and we picked the best one and also to be injury free.”

Jade Coates has not been named due to injury but she stands by as a medical cover.

These players are the pioneers of the Fiji women’s team to make it to the World Cup.

Fiji Rugby Chief Executive John O’Connor says it is a historic moment for our country as we farewell the national side to its inaugural World Cup outing.