The Fijiana 15s team has become the second regional qualifier, after South Africa – to book their place in the line-up in New Zealand, alongside the hosts and the other top-seven placed teams at the last tournament which are – England, USA, France, Canada, Australia and Wales.
Fiji’s second win over the Samoan Manusina’s in the space of eight days, at the Oceania 15’s Rugby Women’s Championship in Lautoka – has seen them qualify for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2021.
Having fought hard to beat Samoa 26 points to 7 twelve days ago, Fiji managed to win even more convincingly a second time around, running in six tries in a 41-13 victory, last Saturday.
Aloesi Nakoci and Lavinia Cavuru – both grabbed a brace a-piece, with Lavenia Tinai and Seini Raoma, also getting their names on the scoresheet.
Samoa, who have competed at three previous Rugby World Cups – in 2002, 2006 and 2014, still have a chance to make it to a fourth tournament – as they will now face either Tonga or Papua New Guinea, for the right to enter the global repecharge, that will determine the 12th and final qualifier for the 2021 RWC.
But for the Fijiana team, they’re grateful for the opportunity they’ve stamped their mark on.