Bid for gold

THE Fiji under-18 men’s team will leave no stone unturned in its bid to win the men’s rugby 7s gold medal at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games that kicks off today in the Bahamas.

Speaking from their team hotel in the Bahamas, head coach Josaia Rokomarawa said he was confident his troops would deliver the goods.

He said the team had its first training run yesterday and was ready for the first game against the Bahamas.

“We had our first training this morning (yesterday) as we now set our focus on our first game,” said Rokomarawa.

“The boys are in good spirits and we are looking forward to the games. We are not underestimating any teams and we will take each game as they come.”

Rokomarawa said like all other participating teams their aim was to give their best in all the games.

He said they had been working on some areas that needed to be improved before they played their first game.

“I have faith in my boys, they can deliver as a team. We are just working on their discipline and organisation knowing these two factors are crucial.”

Lelean Memorial School student Metuisela Raboiliku will captain the side. Other players who are likely to stamp their mark in this competition include LMS students Petero Koroduva and Mataiasi Niumataiwalu, Ratu Navula’s Osea Waqanivatu and Cuvu College student Akuila Likuloa.

Fiji will face the Bahamas in its first game then Trinidad and Tobago in their second round robin game.

The side will then meet Sri Lanka in their third game before facing Canada and Australia later in the afternoon.

Team: Metuisela Raboiliku Seuta, Ro Raiova Duilomaloma Beranage, Tuiwainieli Faitala Camaibau, Viliame Foiakau, Petero Koroduva, Mosese Kurimavua Kurimosi, Akuila Likuloa, Mataiasi Niumataiwalu, Eparama Tuivunivono, Jone Vanani, Marika Vularewa, Osea Waqaninavatu, Jo Rokomarawa (coach), Lionel Danford (manager)

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