Overseas exposure for women’s rugby

Members of the Fiji U18 Girls 7s side at Nadi International Airport. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

FORMER national rep Manasa Bari expects women’s rugby to grow in the country given the development that is being done by the Fiji Rugby Union. Bari coached the women’s team during the Oceania Under-18 Sevens Championship in Australia. Though the side failed to register any victories, Bari said overseas exposure was the key factor.

“We have a lot of promising talents,” Bari said. “There were some 16 and 17 year old’s in the team which is a good indicator in terms of potential talents and a bright future for women’s rugby in Fiji.” “The fact that some of our players are being exposed to big competitions like this for the first time. “With more development programs and experience in terms of game time, I really feel that there is a lot of promise for women’s rugby in the country.” “We have a lot of positives to take from the tournament despite the big losses against Australia and New Zealand.”

Fiji lost to Australia 36-0 and to New Zealand 37-0.

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