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Series invite

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, December 17, 2012

THE Fijiana sevens team has received a major boost ahead of the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

The International Rugby Board, in its bid to help teams prepare for the RWC 7s to be played in June, has invited qualifying teams to play with the six core teams in the inaugural IRB Women's Sevens World Series, which kicked off in Dubai at the end of November.

The Elenoa Kunatuba-coached Fijiana will take part in the second last round of the series in Guangzhou, China on March 30 and 31.

Apart from the six core teams — Australia, Canada, England, Netherlands, New Zealand and USA — the national side will feature alongside China, Japan, Ireland, Tunisia and the South American RWC Sevens 2013 qualifier to be decided in February next year.

Fiji qualified for the RWC 7s after winning the Asian Women's Sevens Qualifier in Pune, India in October this year.

Fiji defeated China 15-0 in the final.

Runner-up China and Japan are the other two teams from Asia that have secured spots in the women's RWC 7s.


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