Rugby Union

Fijiana 15s present itatau to President

His Excellency the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote today received the Fijiana 15s team at the State House. While addressing members of the team, President Konrote urged them to do their best and to look after one another. “I have no doubt that you have the talent to do well and we have every confidence […]

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December 1, 2016 6:30 am

His Excellency the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote today received the Fijiana 15s team at the State House.

His Excellency the President Major-General (Ret'd) Jioji Konrote with Fijiana 15s team players and officials at the State House yesterday.
His Excellency the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote with Fijiana 15s team players and officials at the State House yesterday.

While addressing members of the team, President Konrote urged them to do their best and to look after one another.

“I have no doubt that you have the talent to do well and we have every confidence in you. It is important to look after your team members and develop your skills in rugby as many Fijians  are interested in rugby,” President Konrote said.

Team coach, Seremaia Bai said the Fijian 15s team has been training well.

“Japan and Hong Kong play very often and it’s going to be tough but I have reminded the girls to play rugby and focus on the game. We will play against Hong Kong first and then Japan.”

His Excellency the President Major-General (Ret'd) Jioji Konrote meets with Fijiana 15s team captain Lailanie Burnes during the itatau presentation at the State House yesterday.
His Excellency the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote meets with Fijiana 15s team captain Lailanie Burnes during the itatau presentation at the State House yesterday.

Team captain, Lailanie Burnes said that “ In terms of our clarity and understanding our different roles we are ready for the challenge ahead of us. We have a tough forward pack and the team is enthusiastic to go out against Hong Kong and Japan. We just want to get out there and do our best.”

The team will leave our shores next week to play Hong Kong and Japan from 9th to 17th December for the final Asia/Oceania zone qualifier where the top two teams will advance to the World Cup in Ireland.

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