Fiji U18 aims for better

THE Vodafone Fiji Schoolboys side has put its heavy loss to Australia behind to focus on tomorrow’s match against New Zealand.

The Elemaca Ravulo-coached side lost to Aussies 15-50 in its opening Tri Nations match in Wellington, New Zealand on Friday night.

Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union executive on tour Osea Koli said they were disappointed with the result against the Australians but had not lost hope.

He said the coaching panel was working on the weak areas to ensure they beat the Kiwis like they did last year.

“After the game with Australia where Fiji was hammered 50-15, the coaching staff have looked at the video of the game,” Koli said.

“Plans are underway on how to rectify those errors the boys made in the loss.”

The team has shifted camp to Porirua to prepare for its remaining matches.

Yesterday, the Fiji under-18 team attended the Johnsonville Centre for a church service with the Assemblies of God Church Fijian Community.

Koli said they were overwhelmed with the support from the fans in Wellington and asked the fans at home to continue praying for the team.

Fiji will play New Zealand Barbarians in its final match this Saturday.

Fiji Schoolboys U18 squad – Josaia Raboiliku, Samuela Tawake, Eroni Cama, Onisimo Sina, Sitiveni Kubu, Jone Seuvou, Epineri Uluiviti, Aisea Volavola, Kitione Kamikamica, Onisivoro Sukani, Josefa Rauga, Seveci Naisilisili, Alipate Orisi, Waisea Daroko, Sela Toga, Jimione Raiwalui, Filipe Qoro, Manasa Mataele, Simon Lilicama, Waisea Niumataiwalu, Etuate Sawailau, Jone Tuva, Onisimo Dakainikoro, Marika Kubu, Epeli Matiavi, Vuniani Mokalou.

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