Fiji Warriors set for final battle

Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors captain Frank Lomani on attack during the teams training run at Albert Park in Suva yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

DEFENDING World Rugby Pacific Challenge champion, will be gunning for its fifth competition win when they run out against Samoa A at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva tomorrow.

Warriors coach Senirusi Seruvakula said he just wanted his players to go out and enjoy the game.

The Frank Lomani-captained side has been in good form after winning both its opening matches against Tonga A and Junior Japan.

The final round of the Pacific Challenge will be Junior Japan facing Tonga A at 1.30pm before the Fiji Warrirs vs Samoa A match at 4pm.

Meanwhile, the Ambassador of Japan to Fiji Masahiro Omura, hosted a reception enlightening Fiji’s Sports Associations and representatives on the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games that will be held in Japan.

The three major World events will boost the Japanese economy and Fiji will be part of the event with the Japanese Ambassador to Fiji setting his programs of assisting the national teams.

“We hope that this occasion will also further boost the motivation and excitement for the two events amongst Fijian rugby players, athletes, and fans alike and we haven’t organised a particular program for the players but we’ve sought out VIPs for the Fiji Rugby Union but that will be announced later,” said Omura.

“The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held from 20th September to 2nd November, at twelve venues throughout Japan and with its Rugby World Cup vision; ‘connect, create and go forward’, Japan hopes to connect people throughout Japan and around the world to deliver Asia’s first Rugby World Cup, as the best ever.

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