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Rusila Nagasau is the team captain. She debut for the Fijiana in the 2007 Pacific Cup in Papua New Guinea and being one of the experienced players in the team
28 Nov 2014 14:15
Cousins Eye Cup
Telecom Fijiana reps Rusila Nagasau (left), and her cousin Ana Maria Roqica in Suva yesterday. Photo: Justine Mannan

Rusila Nagasau is the team captain.

She debut for the Fijiana in the 2007 Pacific Cup in Papua New Guinea and being one of the experienced players in the team is adamant of a positive result in Dubai next week.

“We have a good mix and there is no doubt we could reach the Cup stages,” Nagasau said.

“The girls have worked hard to get into the final 12 and we all know that reaching the Cup stages would be crucial.”

Having her cousin is a big boost and Nagasau believes Roqica would be one of their trump cards.

“Roqica doesn’t mind her size. She’s always strong in attack and defence.” The 27-year-old is calling on members of the public for their support.

“We have come a long way and we are pleading to the nation for their support through prayers.”

Meanwhile,  Roqica who debuted for Fiji in the 2011 Pacific Games in Noumea, is optimistic of a good outing.

“Last year we won the Bowl title in Dubai and I believe this team will do better next week.

Fiji is in Pool C with Canada, England and Brazil. The side departs Nadi for Dubai today.

Telecom Fijiana team: Akosita Ravato, Ana Maria Roqica, Asinate Savu, Brittney Coates,Elina Ratauluva,Esiteri Bulikiobo, Luisa Basei, Priscilla Siata, Rusila Nagasau, Talica Vodo, Tavaita Ravouvou, Timaima Ravisa.

Non-travelling reserves- Roela Radiniyavuni, Lavenia Tinai, Josie Bavatu, Timaima Tamoi.

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