June 11, 2022
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Tests were important: Seruvakula

Fijiana XVs Head Coach Senirusi Seruvakula says the side has learned some important lessons despite losing the two test matches against Japan and Australian Wallaroos last month. 
 
Seruvakula said this was Fijiana XVs first ever test match and now the players have got the taste of what the Rugby World Cup will be like. 
 
"There are a lot of things to be learnt. That was the first-ever test match for Fijiana."
 
"So for every player that was the first thing to learn to play a test match, playing for your country."
 
"Some of the games they played have been Oceania qualifications but that was the first two tests playing against Japan."
 
"The pace of the game, and the accuracy of how we want to play. So there were a lot of things to learn from those two matches."
 
We were so grateful we played those matches so we could start up our preparations for World Cup."
 
He further explained the difference between Fijiana Drua and the Fijiana XVs that will be going for the 2021 Rugby World Cup this year.
 
"The Drua is a franchise team and we are going into a long period of competition and we are playing top Australian provincial teams."
 
"But playing for Fijiana it's very tight going into the competition and nobody wants to lose. You lose, you go out of the quarterfinal and we are in the World Cup with a strong Pool playing England, France and South Africa."
 
"So there is no chance to lose. We need to play, not go there and make numbers."
 
"It's our first time going into the World Cup."
 
"The test match is playing for your country and that’s some of the difference going into the World Cup," he said.
  
By Romeka Romena   


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