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Better finish

Waisale Koroiwasa
Saturday, May 17, 2014

THE Vodafone Fiji under-20 side wants a better finish at next month's IRB Junior World Championships in New Zealand.

After the team selection yesterday, coach Salimoni Ravouvou highlighted the importance of improving on their overall standings.

Fiji's best finish in the competition was sixth in 2011.

"Our target is to improve each game as we move on in the tournament," Ravouvou said

"I am taking a good team and most probably a well prepared one. With Akuila Tabualevu back to captain the team this year, this will boost the players' moral," he said.

Ravouvou said young players had dreams of becoming professional rugby players in the future and grooming these young blokes always take time.

"There's always the need to expose these players and it's the duty of every coach to mould each player so they can become better," Ravouvou continued.

Fiji is pooled to play Wales, France and Ireland.

"Our pool game has always been hard."

Ravouvou reiterated the strength in the team was the pride to wear the white jumper.

"Yes the strength of this team is on our working together as a unit, our identity and of course to be proud of the jersey which they will wear on the day."

Fiji Rugby Union board member and chairman of the marketing sub-committee Billy Singh congratulated the players for making the final team and acknowledged the support of Vodafone and team of consortium sponsors.

"I wish the management and team the very best and I want you to know that Fiji is behind you and we will support all the way," Singh added.

Fiji is schedule to play Wales on June 2 followed by France on June 6.

Their last pool match will be against Ireland on June 10.

England is the defending IRB U20 champion.

Fiji under-20

Forwards: Veniona Toga, Aseri Robarobalevu, Jack Driu, Apolosi Ranawai, Simione Naiduki, Maikeli Sivo, Glen Osbourne, Ilisoni Lagi, Poasa Waqanibau, Lote Nasiga, Paula Bukavere, Marika Tokalauvere, Antonio Qio, Aminiasi Naituiyaga, Vasikali Mudu, Vincent Sosefo;

Backline: Leone Dawai, Marika Tivitivi, Tubuka Vueti, Elia Murasia, Josese Kurokava, Maika Baleinaloto, Akuila Tabualevu, Semi Camaisala, Adrea Cocagi, Orisi Nawaqaliva, Aisake Rokobulimaira, Livinai Tuicakau.

Non-travelling reserves:

Venieli Ratuva, Jale Uva, Dion Fraser








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