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Big Moment For Fijiana 7s Forward

  Rusila Nagasau feels honoured to be nominated in the 7s Player of the Year- Female category of the Fiji Rugby Awards Night set for Novotel Suva Lami Bay Entertainment
11 Jan 2017 11:00
Big Moment For Fijiana 7s Forward
Rusila Nagasau bursts her way through the PNG defence. Photo: Zimbio

 

Rusila Nagasau feels honoured to be nominated in the 7s Player of the Year- Female category of the Fiji Rugby Awards Night set for Novotel Suva Lami Bay Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

The Vakativa lass from Wailevu East in Cakaudrove, has been nominated alongside her cousin and Telecom Fijiana 7s captain Ana Maria Roqica and Merewai Cumu.

“This is huge for me,” she told SUNsports last night.

“It’s a great honour for me to be nominated and I thank God for his provisions and guidance throughout my rugby career.”

The 29-year-old made her debut for the Fijiana 7s side at the 2007 Pacific Cup in Papua New Guinea. She began her rugby career with Marist Sea Hawks Club. She also toured with the Fijiana team to Samoa in 2009 for the Pacific Cup but unfortunately they lost in the final.

She was then part of the 2011 Pacific Games team to Noumea, New Caledonia and in 2013 she played in her first Women’s Rugby World Cup in Russia. In 2014 she was also part of the Fijiana 7s team that went to Hong Kong and booked a spot in the Women’s Sevens in the 2015/16 series.

The highlight of her career was when she was part of the Fiji women’s 7s team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

“My family is always my biggest inspiration, my mum and dad stay in the village and it’s my responsibility to look after them.

“Also I look after my nieces so whenever I’m on the field I look at them as my motivation and makes me do my best on the field,” she said.

Nagasau has maternal links to the chiefly village of Tavualevu and is part of the current Fijiana 7s squad preparing for the second leg of the series in Sydney, which is from February 3-4.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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