FIJIANA rugby coach Elenoa Kunatuba is satisfied with the performance of players in the second fitness test yesterday.
She said 15 players attended the test at the HPU Gym in Suva and gave a satisfactory performance.
Among the 15 were eight players who were attached with the Anhui provincial club in China that is being coached by former national sevens rep and coach Tomasi Cama.
Kunatuba said the players — Rusila Tamoi, Rusila Nagasau, Lavenia Tinai, Josivini Gusuivalu, Timaima Ravisa, Asinate Sevu, Litia Naigato and Viniama Riwai — gained a lot of valuable knowledge in China about the sport from Cama.
"They did well and I could see a slight improvement. In China they learnt passing skills and patterns of play," she said.
The players will now be put in groups according to their fitness test results and will continue with their DTE (daily training environment) and squad training.
Kunatuba said with only five weeks left for the China leg of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series, there were just a few more areas that still needed improvement.
She said the series was a build-up for the team to the bigger event which was the Women's Rugby World Cup 7s that would be held in Moscow, Russia.
"With logistics out of the way, our China leg is for us to gauge and expose new players and the team.
"It's an introduction to the international playing environment. When it comes to the world cup the players should be OK," she said.