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Roqica Focused

  Telecom Fijiana captain Ana Maria Roqica, 28, is adamant they are improving week after week as the countdown to the Rio Olympics continues. With five consecutive losses, the Atlanta
14 Apr 2016 12:32
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Telecom Fijiana captain Ana Maria Roqica, 28, is adamant they are improving week after week as the countdown to the Rio Olympics continues.

With five consecutive losses, the Atlanta Sevens proved a tough tournament for a group of girls continuing to come to terms with the effect that Cyclone Winston had on family and friends back home.

As a result, Fijiana have dropped below USA to eighth in the overall standings and are now gearing up for the second North American stopover on the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, Canada this weekend.

Fiji is grouped in Pool B alongside New Zealand, USA and Spain. According to a report by World Rugby, Captain Ana Maria Roqica, who is the most experienced player with 12 World Series tournaments under her belt, says it’s been a positive outcome so far for the girls.

“We have learned a lot of things from Chris and Tani and training with the boys has been really instructive too.

As well as observing the men’s world series champions at first hand, Roqica says the opportunity to play against some of the best teams in the world has also been invaluable in their sevens education.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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