Super W outing doubles as RWC trial for Fijiana: Seruvakula

Fijiana Drua head coach Senirusi Seruvakula said the Super W game which starts this weekend in Australia provides the needed platform that the Fiji Women’s Rugby XVs management needs to level up their standard before the Rugby World Cup.

Speaking during the launch of the Australia Women’s Rugby premier XVs competition Super W today, Seruvakula said each game, starting with their opener against the Melbourne Rebels on Saturday is to gauge their performance, pick up the learnings and build on it for the remainder of the season.

“We’ve watched some of the Rebels’ games, but for us, we will look at ourselves, it will give us a lot of learnings to go forward for the rest of the season,” Seruvakula said.

“We have been preparing over the last two years for this. We need this competition going to the World Cup so we are very grateful to Rugby Australia and DFAT for allowing us into the competition.

“This is a chance to lift our game to another standard especially playing some professional teams in the Super W, at the same time look at our wider squad so it is like a trial at the same time so the coaches can clearly pick the players to play in the World Cup.”

Bitila Tawake who was with Seruvakula during the launch said the Super W will allow the squad, which is largely made up of newbies, to gain the needed exposure.

A win in their first Super W outing, she says will mark “a change of tide in women’s rugby.”

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