27 Jan 2015

Sport: Fiji Steelers ready to make their mark on Cabra Nines

1:19 pm on 27 January 2015

The Fiji Steelers believe a top-two finish is within their reach at this weekend's Cabramatta Nines rugby league tournament in Sydney.

32 teams from Australia, Asia, Europe, North and South America and the Pacific will take part in the latest edition of the international nines.

The Steelers team includes five players based in Fiji with the rest made up from Fijians playing in Australia.

Head coach Bill Tukana believes his team is good enough to make it to the grand final.

"So I want to gel up these forwards, experienced boys from here [in Australia] - former Fiji Bati players - and these upcoming young talents [from Fiji] will play the roles in the backline and mix them together so I'm pretty confident we will give the Cabra Nines other teams a good show. The team I have put together this year I have no doubt, I have full confidence in this team - we will be the underdogs and I won't be surprised if we reach the grand final".

Teams representing Niue, Samoa, American Samoa, Papua New Guinea and the Cook islands will also be competing this weekend.