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Fijiana 7s Rugby: Rusila Nagasau Says They Are Ready

“We also visited the Rugby World Cup venue and we were blessed to have a run at the ground.
20 Apr 2019 10:54
Fijiana 7s Rugby: Rusila Nagasau Says They Are Ready
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s captain Rusila Nagasau (left) shares a light moment with her England, Japan and Canada counterparts before the captain’s photo shoot at Kitakyushu, Japan on April 19, 2019. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s captain Rusila Nagasau believes they are on track for today’s Kitakyushu tournament in Japan.

Nagasau said one of the reasons they had left early for Japan was to acclimatise to the weather and to settle down before the tough two-day tournament gets underway.

“The training here in Japan is going well,” she told FRU Media.

“We also visited the Rugby World Cup venue and we were blessed to have a run at the ground.

“The coaches have managed to work on a few of the weak areas and we are ready for the tournament in the weekend.”

The tough forward said she is blessed to lead such a talented pack of women who have been putting in a lot of effort in lift the Fijiana 7s team this season.

“Leading the team is not an easy task but I have a few of experienced players like Ana Maria Roqica and others helping me out.”

“The biggest challenge for me was to get back to the 7s fitness after playing 15s rugby for a quite a while. I’m trying my best to set a good example for the girls in the team.”

The Fijiana 7s side sit at 10th place of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s series standings with nine points while New Zealand lead the table with 60 points, followed by USA and then Canada and Australia.

The Saiasi Fuli-coached side won the Trophy Challenge in Sydney beating England 15- 12 in February. The Fijiana 7s side are pooled with USA, Ireland and England.

In an earlier interview Fuli maintained that they are aiming for a top eight placing.

WHAT’S ON TODAY

The Fijiana 7s side begin their Pool C encounter against Ireland at 1.30pm, then faces USA at 4.36pm before battling it out against England at 6.58pm in their final pool match.

Edited by Osea Bola

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