Set been out there, as a team we have been re­ally unit­ing and gelling well, which is very good. “Our coaches have been fan­tas­tic in in­still­ing dis­ci­pline. “We’ve re­ally stepped up in terms of where we were when we played against PNG.

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“We know it’s go­ing to be tough but we are ready to do the coun­try proud and qual­ify for the 2017 Women Rugby World Cup.” The Pres­i­dent said: “I have no doubt you will do well in Hong Kong. The Voda­fone Fly­ing Fi­jians did well on their Euro­pean tour. Although they lost to the Bar­bar­ians and Eng­land, they played re­ally well against Ja­pan and main­tained their world rank­ing in the top 10. “Coaches Sere­maia Bai and Ro Alif­er­eti Do­viver­ata have come back to share their knowl­edge and pre­pare and de­velop you. There will be no easy match, but if you train and pre­pare your­self well, you will do well. We wish you luck and safe travel, look af­ter one an­other, and I have no doubt that you will come back home vic­to­ri­ous.” Coach Bai said tak­ing the girls to a new en­vi­ron­ment and play­ing Hong Kong in their home ground will not be an is­sue. “The only thing we can con­trol is our­selves, how we can pre­pare and how to come to­gether as a team, those are the things that we can con­trol,” Bai said. “We need to keep to what we know and stick to that and when we go there it will be noth­ing dif­fer­ent. “We would prob­a­bly need to ad­just to the weather but apart from that we are ex­pect­ing a tough game.” The Fi­jiana XV de­parts on Sun­day for Hong Kong.

Our coaches have been fan­tas­tic in in­still­ing dis­ci­pline. We’ve re­ally stepped up in terms of where we were when we played against PNG. We know it’s go­ing to be tough but we are ready to do the coun­try proud and qual­ify for the 2017 Women Rugby World Cup.

Leilanie Burnes

Fi­jiana XV cap­tain

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