Rugby League

No Regret For Warrior Ravisa

“When one door closes, another door will open,” she said.
12 Jul 2019 15:45
No Regret For Warrior Ravisa
Team Fiji women’s rugby league captain Timaima Ravisa in Apia, Samoa on July 11, 2019. Photo: Rosi Doviverata

Pacific Games gold medal winning captain, Timaima Ravisa has secured a contract with the Auckland Warriors Rugby League club.

On Wednesday the Warriors had announced their 22-member squad for the second Women’s National Rugby League Premiership (WNRL) which starts in September.

Ravisa joins Roela Radiniyavuni and both have been playing in the Auckland competition for Richmond Roses, this season.

Ravisa was emotional yesterday as she recalled her journey from rugby union to league.

She has no regrets.

“When one door closes, another door will open,” she said.

Like most top athletes, it’s been a roller coaster ride with injuries, studies and other challenges for Ravisa, 30, who hails from Savudrodro, Vanua Levu.

Her parents are her inspiration.

Her face lights up as she recalls their words of encouragement and support.

To be able to win a one-year contract with a top rugby league outfit was something beyond her wildest dreams.

Rugby was something she stumbled into. She only played to keep fit.

It was during an inter-tertiary competition when Ravisa found her calling and there was no turning back.

With age fast catching up on her, Ravisa also has her sights on completing her studies at the Fiji National University

For now, she is looking forward to some family time before the WNRL season begins.

Edited by Osea Bola

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