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Test for bowlers

Arin Kumar
Sunday, May 13, 2012

THE Vodafone Fiji Bowls team departed for Australia on Friday afternoon to participate in their first ever Six Nations tournament.

Only the top six countries in the world in the sport of bowls participate in the event and Fiji will be up against the likes of World Champion New Zealand, Scotland, Australia, South Africa and Malaysia which are all currently ranked in the top five.

Fiji is ranked ninth in the world and was invited to the event after a good performance in a recent event in Malaysia.

Fiji Bowling Association president Mazid Khan was at the Nadi International Airport along with vice president Deepak Deoji to farewell the team.

He said the team would have three days to prepare for the event that would last for five days.

"The Vodafone Fiji Bowls team departed for Adelaide, Australia on Jet Star Airlines this afternoon, (Friday) the team is lead by Semesa Naiseruvati and managed by Peter Thaggard," Khan said.

"They will have three days of training run at the Holdfast Bay Bowls Club in Adelaide before the main event which starts on Tuesday," he said.

He said the Six Nations tournament was a build-up for the national side for the World Bowls.

"This event is a good build-up for our bowlers in preparation for the World Bowls which will be held in the same venue late in November this year," Khan said.

The national team includes three debutants, Jona Koroitamana, Jare Josaia and Vilisoni Vakatalai and will rely on the experience of seasoned players Naiseruvati, Samuela Tui and veteran bowler Arun Kumar who is making a comeback after a short break.

The Six Nations tournament will be played from May 15 to 20.

Team Fiji: Semesa Nasiseruvati, Samuela Tui, David Aitcheson, Arun Kumar, Jona Koroitamana, Jare Josaia, Vilisoni Vakatalai.

Coach/manager: Peter Thaggard.





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