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Ulunisau Dedicates Award To Soldiers

46th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s women's player of the tournament, Reapi Ulunisau, dedicates her award to Fijian soldiers in Fiji and abroad.
26 Mar 2022 19:54
Ulunisau Dedicates Award To Soldiers
46th Fiji Bitter Marist sevens women player of the tournament Reapi Uluinasau with her prize. Photo: Leon Lord

46th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s women’s player of the tournament, Reapi Ulunisau, dedicates her award to Fijian soldiers in Fiji and abroad.

Ulunisau scooped $500 for being the best player after they beat Seahawks, 24-10 in the women’s final at the ANZ Stadium, Suva today (March 26, 2022).

The Tokyo gold medallist added it was only possible through teamwork.

Twelve women’s teams took part in the three-day tournament.

Army bagged $3000 for winning while Seahawks settled with $1000.

A total of $5500 was shared in the women’s division. Bronze winners and fourth place getter received $500 and $400 respectively while the fifth to 12th ranked teams each received $75.

“It is an honour, and I want to thank my team mates for the effort given, without them I would not have won this award,” she said.

The Army women’s side featured fellow Fijiana squad members including Ana Maria Naimasi, Iva Nabura and Aloesi Nakoci while captain Rusila Nagasau played for Seahawks.

“It was tough, they (Seahawks) gave us a good game but we were able to counter them in the last minute.

“I want to dedicate this win to all the soldiers out there in Fiji and especially the ones working as peacekeepers abroad.

“Most of all I want to dedicate this win to all our families at home.”

The Fijiana side recently qualified for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in July and Ulunisau is hopeful to make the cut for the side.

“I want to make the cut for the final 16 to the Commonwealth Games.

“I’m preparing well and working hard to make the team.

“My decision making on the field is something I am working on it.”

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