2 Nov 2012

Fiji coach expect physical matches against NZ Samoans

11:24 am on 2 November 2012

The coach of Fiji's women's rugby team is expecting its two test matches against the New Zealand Samoan team to be challenging and physical.

The New Zealand Samoan team will play against the Fiji women's development squad on Saturday and will face its 'A' team on Thursday.

Fiji coach Elenoa Kunatuba says the last time the squad played an international match was in Tonga in 2006.

She says the up-coming tests will be challenging as she cannot use the players who recently won the Asia Women's Qualifiers for the Sevens World Cup.

"Very, very physical, that's what I can expect. Physical game, especially with the New Zealand Samoans who might use their weight and height advantage. So for us we'll just rely on whatever we've been coached for the last two weeks and hopefully our natural flair and our speed would be able to square up with the forward play that the New Zealand Samoans are going to give us."