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Fiji Pearls eye ninth ranking

August 11, 2015 12:18 am

The Fiji Pearls have set their sights on a ninth place finish at the Netball World Championships, currently underway in Australia.

The side, which lost to Wales and Uganda in pool play, won its third match against Zambia, 59-51 yesterday.

This sees the team placed in the second tier of the competition and the best the side can finish is ninth.

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Fiji goal shooter Taraima Rara says they want to put the disappointments so far behind them and focus on the task ahead.

“Disappointing in the last two games. This win is good for the team as well and will be a boost for the next game. We had set ourselves to top eight, unfortunately we haven’t and lost other two, so really going for the next one which is ninth and that is what we gunning for now.”

After the completion of pool games yesterday, the redrawing of pools sees Fiji, placed with Sri Lanka, Scotland and Barbados.
The Fiji-Sri Lanka game starts at 4.15

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