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I’m Lucky: Toroki

I’m Lucky: Toroki
From Left; (Back) Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s reps Rusila Nagasau, Luisa Tisolo. (Front) Mereula Toroki, Ana Roqica (captain) and Timaima Ravisa outisde the Fiji Rugby House, Suva on July 6, 2018. Photo: Grace Narayan
July 07
11:16 2018

Mereula Toroki knows her a role in the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco on July 20-22. And she counts herself lucky making the team after being part of the train­ing squad for nine months.

But the 21-year old Nadroga native vows to do her best and make her coun­try proud.

“I’m with the team for nine months I am still learning and I’m lucky to make the cut,” Toroki said as she steps in for one of the injured players that is yet to be named.

“As a halfback it is my role to control the game and that is what I plan to do.

“The aim right now is to win a medal for my country. I want to thank my fam­ily and the coaching staff who have se­lected me to be part of the team.”

The team depart for Denver, Colorado today,

Roqica Grateful

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s captain Ana Maria Roqica is looking forward to her first Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco on July 20-22.

Roqica missed out on the last world cup in Russia in 2013 and has made it her goal not to miss the four-yearly event.

Roqica said it has been a tough few weeks of preparations but she is confi­dent in the team selected by head coach Iliesa Tanivula.

“My target is to make the RWCS and I am so happy to be part of this team.

“It has been a tough three weeks and the girls have done their best. On Wednesday, it was tough for the coach to choose the 12 players. I’m confident in these players and they are ready.”

Roqica added the first game against Spain is important. “Our first game against Spain is the main one if we are to make the quarterfinals,” Roqica said.

Edited by Osea Bola


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