Test for Fiji netters

Nina Cirikisuva at a training session. Picture: JONA KONATACI

Nina Cirikisuva at a training session. Picture: JONA KONATACI

FIJI Pearls coach Vicky Wilson has mapped out a plan for the Taini Jamison Series, Commonwealth Games and Oceania Qualifiers Championship for the 2019 World Cup.

These are the upcoming international games for the national side.

Wilson said the team would play some tough opponents at the Commonwealth Games.

“We are ranked 12th in the world and there are only 12 teams at the Commonwealth Games,” Wilson said.

“We are under no illusion that it is going to be very tough. There are only two pools and we will play five matches against teams which are ranked higher than us.

“The matches will be physically demanding.

“We would be setting our goals for the three key events and we have to make sure that come the Oceania Qualifiers Championship at the end of April, we will find some form. We are injury free.”

Wilson said the team would have a good build-up by playing quality opponents before the Commonwealth Games.

“We have to keep in mind that we have three distinct competitions ahead of us with the Taini Jamison Series in New Zealand before the Commonwealth Games. There will be four Test matches,” she said.

“Fiji Pearls have six Test matches in the Commonwealth Games and then we have Oceania Qualifying Championship for the 2019 World Cup.”

Fiji Pearls: Unouna Afa Rusivakula, Maliana Rusivakula, Alesi Waqa Paul, Laisani Waqa, Nina Cirikisuva, Alanieta Talei Waqainabete, Alisi Galo, Verenaisi Sawana, Alisi Naqiri, Episake Kahatoka, Merelita Waqanidrola, Lusini Rokoura.

Officials: Ruci Nasemira, Wilson, Unaisi Rokoura, Thomas Leonard, John Fitzgerald

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