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Serevi inspires Fijiana team

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, March 25, 2013

THE Fijiana side is inspired by the achievement of Sevens wizard Waisale Serevi as they look forward to play in the China leg of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series this weekend.

Former national skipper and coach Serevi became the first Fijian to be inducted in the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame over the weekend for his contribution to the sport globally.

Fijiana coach Elenoa Kunatuba said Serevi had inspired many and they were proud of his achievements.

"We can just see Serevi's background and get the inspiration from there," Kunatuba said.

"He is home groomed and so are the girls in the team.

"They are skilful as man and Serevi being in the IRB Hall of Fame is definitely a boost for the players."

Kunatuba, who will be fielding six new faces that did not feature in Fiji's Asian 7s tournament win in India, is looking for exposure ahead of the 2013 Women's Rugby World Cup in Russia.

"For me, these new players being exposed to the international competition will give us the wider base of experienced players to choose from for the World Cup," she said.

"We need the support and the prayers of the nation and hopefully we can show that we can perform equally well as our boys."

The national side was to fly out for China this morning.


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