28 Nov 2013

Sport: Fiji women hoping to make impression on Dubai 7s debut

11:34 am on 28 November 2013

Fiji are targeting a top eight finish in the opening leg of the Women's World Sevens Series, which kicks off in Dubai on Thursday.

The Fijiana are competing in Gulf state for the first time, having made their World Series debut in China earlier this year.

Head coach Timoci Wainiqolo says the next couple of days are a big opportunity to test themselves against the best.

"That's the main aim because it's the first time for us in Dubai and it will give us a boost for the ladies that can we play to the standard that they view us like the standard and the other sides Australia and New Zealand, they've got the facilities and everything. But this is a year for learning for us to get more and more rugby that's real to what's coming on next."

Fiji played World Series champions New Zealand first up in pool play, before matches against the USA and Ireland.