Dolphins brace for tough league season

THE West Fiji Dolphins Rugby League Club will compete in the 2018 Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) season.

Coach Peni Tikosaya said the side planned to impact the season after winning the FNRL 9s tournament at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka a fortnight ago.

“We are preparing well,” Tikosaya said.

“We have some rugby union players, so we have had to go back to basics and ensure that all players are comfortable with the intricate skills of rugby league.

“Culture is a big thing for us at the Dolphins and our pre-season program focused on ensuring all our players are aware of what we expect from them.

“Nadi has been the strongest zone for rugby league over the past few years. The Nadi Aviators team is heading to PNG next week for the Melanesian Cup and the Sabeto Roosters were champions in the Premier grade in 2017, so we know it will be an extremely tough competition this year. We can’t wait for the season to begin.”

The West Fiji Dolphins is managed by Chris Tomlinson and Lauren Jagger of the Petero Civoniceva Foundation.

“We thank our sponsors Recon Solutions, Coffeys EMS, Hall Pacific and Pacific Fitness for supporting us and we hope that all our partners and supporters will enjoy following us on our journey this year,” captain Jonetani Bokini said.

“We have enormous respect for the other clubs in Nadi and we are looking forward to testing ourselves against the best in Fiji.”

The season is expected to start on March 3 at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

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