HSBC Sevens Series | SPORTS

Bring On NZ: Rusila Nagasau

And reflecting on their journey, Nagasau said the COVID-19 pandemic did not deter them from working towards their Olympic dream where they created history.
21 Dec 2021 15:30
Bring On NZ: Rusila Nagasau
Fijiana captain, Rusila Nagasau (back- fourth from left) with some team members at the French Ambassadors Residence on December 16, 2021. Photo: Sereana Salalo

The Fijiana sevens side is looking forward to take on the Tokyo 2020 gold medallist in their pool game at the Malaga sevens, in Spain, next month.

Fijiana is in Pool B with New Zealand, United States and Canada in the third leg of the HSBC sevens series which starts on January 21 to January 23.

Both the NZ men and women missed the back to back Dubai 7s and are currently placed at the bottom of the points table.

Captain Rusila Nagasau indicated they were grateful for finishing second in both the tournaments, which earned them the second spot on the HSBC Womens series table.

 

“Even though we lost, we are very happy,” she said.

“We are back in camp, preparing for Spain. For us we are having another step up to reach the final again and win the gold medal.”

“We are in the same pool with New Zealand and we are looking forward to that.”

“For us there is no change in preparation, it is the same thing, we are going to work on the fine mistakes from Dubai and talk about it and fix our mistakes and back for the Spain sevens.”

 

And reflecting on their journey, Nagasau said the COVID-19 pandemic did not deter them from working towards their Olympic dream where they created history.

“For us starting off this year, we were in camp during COVID and not seeing for our families but we went to Tokyo and returned –COVID-19 did not stop us from getting our goal.”

“We are really thankful.”

“From my team and I, we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, I hope 2022 will be a very good year for us to look forward to, especially rugby.”

Meanwhile, Australia women’s currently lead the HSBC Women’s Series table at 40, Fijiana at 36 and France, 32.

 

Feedback: sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj



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