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Fijiana Rep Sets Sights Higher

The Naqarani, Noco, Rewa native was selected in the Sydney 7s ‘Dream Team’ alongside Karen Paquin (Canada), Stacey Fluhler (New Zealand), Ttla Nathan-Wong (New Zealand), Charlotte Caslick (Australia), Kaili Lukan (Canada) and Coralie Bertrand (France).
05 Feb 2020 08:45
Fijiana Rep Sets Sights Higher
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s rep Luisa Tisolo scores a try against England during the Sydney Sevens at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta, Australia on February 2, 2020. The much-improved Fijians finished at fifth place and moved up to seventh spot of the World Sevens Series. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s rep Luisa Tisolo has vowed to up her game in the remaining three tournaments of the Women Sevens Series building-up to the Tokyo Olympics in July.

The Naqarani, Noco, Rewa native was selected in the Sydney 7s ‘Dream Team’ alongside Karen Paquin (Canada), Stacey Fluhler (New Zealand), Ttla Nathan-Wong (New Zealand), Charlotte Caslick (Australia), Kaili Lukan (Canada) and Coralie Bertrand (France).

She was part of the side that beat England 17-5 to finish fifth at the Sydney 7s on Sunday.

The side was close to reaching the Cup semifinals for the first time after defeating USA (19-14) and Brazil (31-0) only going down to Canada (14-20) in pool play.

“I feel great and happy to get the nod and without the girls, I would not be in that team,” she said.

“I dedicate this award to my family members. This is the second time as the first was two years ago in Langford, Canada,” she said.

“There is the Olympics Games in a few of months.  And there are the remaining tournaments of the Women Sevens Series so I am really focused at the moment I aim to up my game.

“I want to keep on improving and being part of the team.”

The remaining tournaments are Hong Kong (April 3-5), Langford, Canada (May 2-3) and Paris (May 30-31).

Tisolo scored Fiji’s first try at the  2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 28-year-old is the younger sister of Flying Fijians halfback turned second five eight Serupepeli Vularika.

Her dad Setaraki Tuisolo, 56, is a former Fiji Barbarians XV tep.

Meanwhile, her team-mate Ana Maria Naimasi was also listed third in the DHL Impact Player of the Sydney 7s.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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