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Fiji Pearls to play big test matches

July 31, 2017 3:18 am

The Fiji Netball side will play four top teams in September and October as the build up to the Commonwealth Games next year.

The Fiji Pearls face South Africa in Suva on September 6th and 8th at the Vodafone Arena.

After the two home test matches, the Pearls then fly off to Europe to play Wales, Scotland and North Ireland.

They have also set up two sweat-out sessions against the English side in October.

Fiji Netball President Wainikiti Bogidrau says, its been long the Pearls have played the top nations.

“It’s been two years, since the Fiji Pearls were exposed to the high intensity games at international level. Basically we have five matches in Europe, some are not exactly test matches but matches that we have secured and we hope to learn.”

Coach Vicky Wilson will name the 40 member extended squad later next week.

Fiji Pearls Test Matches:

Vodafone Arena

6-09-17 Fiji vs South Africa

8-09-17 Fiji vs South Africa

European Tour 5th to 8th October

Fiji vs Wales

Fiji vs Scotland

Fiji vs North Ireland