Pacific Nations Cup

Apisalome Ratuniyarawa joins Vodafone Flying Fijians

France-based Apisalome Ratuniyarawa is optimistic that the Vodafone Flying Fijians will deliver well in the next Pacific Nations Cup against Samoa on Saturday. The Naveisabasaba, Nadroga native after witnessing the grueling match against Tonga last weekend says early start during the game should be a vital component for them. RATUNIYARAWA: “For us this week we […]

Luke Nacei

June 14, 2016 3:03 pm

France-based Apisalome Ratuniyarawa is optimistic that the Vodafone Flying Fijians will deliver well in the next Pacific Nations Cup against Samoa on Saturday.

29-year-old Api Ratuniyarawa during an interview earlier today. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)
29-year-old Api Ratuniyarawa during an interview earlier today. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)

The Naveisabasaba, Nadroga native after witnessing the grueling match against Tonga last weekend says early start during the game should be a vital component for them.

RATUNIYARAWA: “For us this week we really need to start well because last week we defeated most of our time and for this week we really need to¬†improve on that. We have managed to review our mistakes from last week from where we did not go well.”

The 29-year-old said that they cannot afford to play catch-up rugby with the Samoans as they are good.

RATUNIYARAWA: “This week it will be a bigger week playing against Samoa. Samoa is always tough to play against, so it is going to be big step up for the boys.”

Members of the Vodafone Flying Fijians with Head Coach John McKee during a training session today. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)
Members of the Vodafone Flying Fijians with Head Coach John McKee during a training session today. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)

Ratuniyarawa arrived into the country last week before joining the team yesterday.

The Vodafone Flying Fijians will take on Samoa at 3pm at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday while Georgia takes on the Ikale Tahi Tonga at 12.45pm.

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