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Yasawa’s for Fijian Star

Originally from Nabau Village in Nadroga, the 26-year-old was part of the bronze-medal win­ning team at the Olym­pics.
22 Aug 2021 12:29
Yasawa’s for Fijian Star
A sandy stretch at Turtle Island, in the Yasawas. (Centre) (Top Right) Sawa-i-Lau-caves in the Yasawas.

Two things can be said of the break­out star at the To­kyo Olympics 2020 wom­en’s rugby sevens series, Reapi Ulunisau.

Her humility propels her to great heights.

And her sense of deter­mination is undoubtedly intense.

Originally from Nabau Village in Nadroga, the 26-year-old was part of the bronze-medal win­ning team at the Olym­pics.

The Saiasi Fuli-coached Fijiana halfback became the first rugby player to score four tries in a rug­by sevens match at the Olympic Games.

The Fijiana team is fondly referred to as the ‘Golden Girls.’

What are some of your hobbies?

Listening to music and exploring new places.

How many places in Fiji have you been to?

I have been around Viti Levu, but not the small islands, or Vanua Levu.

What is your favourite

secret backyard spot?

Our nursery at home.

What is your favourite place for a pie/coffee?

I am not much of a cof­fee person, so it would be Gloria Jean’s.

A friend took me there once.

What is the one place in Fiji on the top of your bucket list, and why?

The Yasawa Islands.

I have heard from my teammates how beauti­ful the islands are, with its white sandy beaches.

So I want to see it for myself.



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