Every step the Fijiana take in the Rugby World Cup is historic and they have one more stumbling block. As every match is a note in the history books and the French will have their hands full with this team.

Fijiana Head Coach Senirusi Seruvakula has named one of the best available sides to take on France in their final do-or-die pool match in the Women’s Rugby World Cup this Saturday.

The impressive front row of Iris Verebalavu, Siteri Rasolea and hooker Vika Matarugu will start for the third game in a row while Asinate Serevi will again captain and pair up with Merevesi Ofakimalino at locks.

Karalaini Naisewa moves from number eight to flanker with Raijieli Daveua to allow Sereima Leweniqila back into the number 8.

In the backline, veteran half-back Ana Maria Roqica and fly-half Kolora Lomani will share the halves position.

Sesenieli Donu will combine with Melaia Matanatabu in the midfield while the back three consists of Vitalina Naikore and Raijieli Laqeretabua on the wings and Roela Radiniyavuni at fullback.

The Fijiana will take on France at 6.15 pm Saturday.

Fijiana team V France:

1. Iris Verebalavu 2. Vika Matarugu 3. Siteri Rasolea 4. Asinate Serevi {c} 5. Merevesi Ofakimalino 6. Karalaini Naisewa 7. Raijieli Daveua 8. Sereima Leweniqila 9. Ana Maria Roqica 10. Kolora Lomani 11. Vitalina Naikore 12. Sesenieli Donu 13. Melaia Matanatabu 14. Raijieli Laqeretabua 15. Roela Radiniyavuni Reserves 16. Bitila Tawake 17. Mereoni Vonosere 18. Bolou Vasuturaga 19. Sulita Waisega 20. Ema Adivitaloga 21. Lavenia Cavuru 22. Rusila Nagasau 23. Talei Wilson

So come Saturday prepare your lungs for a screaming contest as we cheer on our mighty ladies. TOSO FIJIANA TOSO


(Source: Fijivillage)