Thirty six players were selected in the initial training squad that had been in training since May and after two months of training that involved three trial matches and a number of physical competency reviews and fitness tests, the team was trimmed to eighteen with plans to further cut it down to the required participation number which is twelve by the end of this week.
The following players are the eighteen remaining players of the squad:
Nester Pitabelam, Ethel Kere, Betty Kafoa, Suzie Seuika, Margret Pisu, Margie
Taetonu, Hazilyn Sade, Prudence Fula, Emele Delaiverata, Rose Ningalo, Joyce
Taurikeni, Everlyn Taro, Ruby Hatigeva, Jesicca Tahunipue, Neti Makini,
Pricilla Tariga, Esther Iro and, Ellen Douglas.
SIRUF and the management of the national women’s team wishes to thank
those women who had dropped out from the squad for the time, effort and
commitment that they had put into the squad when they were selected and wishes
them all the best in their rugby endeavors going forward.
The National Women’s Rugby Squad is currently preparing to represent Solomon Islands for the first time in the upcoming Women’s Rugby Sevens World Cup Oceania Qualifier tournament that will be held in Lautoka, Fiji on the 3rd and 4th of August this year.
Ten countries have confirmed to participate in the tournament, they are; Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti and Tonga.
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