Fiji Time: 9:49 PM on Friday 12 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Netters depart

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, May 31, 2014

THE Fiji Pearls left the country yesterday in high spirit for the Pacific Netball Series (PNS) which starts next week.

The series, which will be held from June 3 to 7 in Cook Islands, will also serve as the qualifier for the World Netball Championship in Australia next year.

Defending champions Fiji will face host Cook Islands, Samoa and Papua New Guinea in the series.

Team skipper Matila Waqanidrola said they were wary of other teams in the series but quite optimistic of their chances.

The tough defender said they had a good mix of players in the team to defend the PNS title.

"It will be a challenge for us given we are the defending champions and other teams will be coming hard on us to win the title," Waqanidrola said.

"It is also the qualifiers for the world cup and all teams will be coming with the aim of making the world cup so that makes it harder.

"But we have a good mix of players. There are some new exciting players in the team and we believe we have what it takes to defend the title."

Fiji will play Cook Islands in the opening match on Monday.

Fiji Pearls - Afa Rusivakula, Alesi Waqa, Debra Delana, Raijeli Daveua, Lusi Robanakadavu, Maria Lutua, Matila Waqanidrola, Nina Cirikisuva, Sera Dakuitoga, Teimumu Vukinavanua, Vaiti Waqatabu, Unaisi Rauluni

Fixtures - Monday June 2 - Fiji-Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea-Samoa; Tuesday June 3 - Fiji-Samoa, Papua New Guinea-Cook Islands; Wednesday June 4 - Samoa-Cook Islands, Fiji-Papua New Guinea; Thursday June 5 - Samoa-Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands-Fiji; Friday June 6 - Cook Islands-Papua New Guinea, Samoa-Fiji








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65860.6396
JPY 53.786250.7862
GBP 0.32630.3183
EUR 0.41800.4060
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66930.6443
USD 0.47540.4584

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 12th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Walkout
  2. State officials on standby
  3. More Russian arms
  4. Families apply for stay of execution order
  5. PARLIAMENT'S ORDER PAPER FOR TODAY
  6. TC Winston intensifies into category two as it wends
  7. Fiji safe
  8. Call to utilise highway
  9. 10,000 students absent daily
  10. Police warn against complacency

Top Stories this Week

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  2. Dead on the beach Thursday (11 Feb)
  3. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  4. 3 MPs are out Wednesday (10 Feb)
  5. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  6. Ryan: Sunshine ahead Tuesday (09 Feb)
  7. Investigation as nurse falls with baby Tuesday (09 Feb)
  8. Sydney 7s thriller Wednesday (10 Feb)
  9. The origin of Fiji's sevens series Monday (08 Feb)
  10. Sevens change Wednesday (10 Feb)