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Fiji Ladies’s Rugby World Cup Squad 2022


Fiji Ladies’s Rugby World Cup Squad 2022

The 2022 ladies’s Rugby World Cup shall be a sequence of firsts for Fiji. That is the primary time they’ve taken half within the event and it’ll even be the primary time they’ve performed any of their pool opponents – England, France and South Africa.

Fijiana, who performed their first Take a look at in 2006, certified for this World Cup by beating Samoa 41-13 on the 2019 Oceania Rugby Ladies’s Championship.

They’ve constructed as much as this event by taking part in Australia and Japan in Could earlier than profitable this 12 months’s Oceania Championship, throughout which they beat Papua New Guinea by a report margin of 152-0.

A handful of former Fiji males’s gamers are within the back-room group. Head coach Senirusi Seruvakula, who received one cap within the again row in 2002, is joined by fellow internationals Inoke Male (lineout), Greg Smith (scrum), Asaeli Tikoirotuma (backs) and Mosese Rauluni (defence).

Quite a lot of this squad had been a part of the Fijiana Drua’s Tremendous W-winning facet and they are going to be hoping to catch groups out with attacking abilities, be it deft offloads or quick footwork.

Fiji Ladies’s Rugby World Cup Squad 2022

In addition to all of the Fijiana Drua gamers, the World Cup squad contains six sevens gamers who received bronze on the Olympics and silver on the Commonwealth Video games.

Sereima Leweniqila will captain the facet and Senirusi Seruvakula stated: “She has been one of many standout gamers and he or she had performed plenty of video games for Fijiana and that’s one of many the reason why we’ve got determined her to be the captain and he or she acquired the backing of the senior gamers.

“Quite a lot of women have stepped up so far as their efficiency is anxious. These women have expertise taking part in on the worldwide stage, they simply want the arrogance to play on the world stage.”

Backs

Lavena Cavuru (Fijiana Sevens)

Raijieli Daveua

Ilisapeci Delaiwau (Wing)

Sesenieli Donu (Fijiana Sevens)

Raijieli Laqeretabua (Fijiana Drua/Centre)

Kolora Lomani (Fijiana Drua/Fly-half)

Melaia Matanatabu (Fijiana Drua/Centre)

Rusila Nagasau (Fijiana Sevens)

Vitalina Naikore (Fijiana Drua/Wing)

Ana Maria Naimasi (Fijiana Sevens)

Alowesi Nakoci (Fijiana Sevens)

Roela Radiniyavuni (Fijiana Drua/Full-back)

Timaima Ravisa (Fijiana Drua/Full-back)

Merewalesi Rokouono (Fijiana Drua/Fly-half)

Ana Maria Roqica (Scrum-half)

Akasnisi Sokoiwasa (Wing)

Talei Wilson (Wing)

Forwards

Ema Adivitaloga (Fijiana Drua/Again-row)

Sereima Leweniqila (Fijiana Drua/Again-row)

Vika Matarugu (Fijiana Drua/Hooker)

Karalaini Naisewa (Fijiana Drua/Again-row)

Merevesi Ofakimalino (Fijiana Drua/Lock)

Siteri Rasolea (Prop)

Akosita Ravato (Fijiana Drua/Again-row)

Joma Rubuti (Fijiana Drua/Prop)

Jiowana Sauto (Fijiana Drua/Hooker)

Asinate Serevi (Lock)

Bitila Tawake (Fijiana Drua/Hooker)

Bulou Vasuturaga (Prop)

Iris Verebalavu (Prop)

Mereoni Vonosere

Sulita Waisega (Lock)

Fiji Ladies’s Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2022

(All kick-off occasions are UK & Eire time)

Pool C

Sat 8 Oct, Fiji v England (4.45am, Eden Park, Auckland)

Solar 16 Oct, Fiji v South Africa (5.45am, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)

Solar 23 Oct, France v Fiji (7.15am, Northland Occasions Centre, Whangarei)

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