Fiji women's national rugby sevens team

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Fiji
Union Fiji Rugby Union
Nickname(s)Fijiana
Coach(es) Iliesa Tanivula
Captain(s) Ana Maria Roqica
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World Cup Sevens
Appearances1 (First in 2013 )

The Fiji women's national sevens rugby union team won the Gold medal at the 2011 Pacific Games. They qualified for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens. [1] The Fijiana team qualified for the 2016 Olympics by winning the 2015 Oceania Women's Sevens that was held in Auckland, New Zealand. [2]

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Tournament history

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within the Fiji

World Cup

Rugby World Cup Sevens
YearRoundPositionPldWLD
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2009 Did not qualify
Flag of Russia.svg 2013 Bowl Final9th6321
Flag of the United States.svg 2018 11th4220
Total1 participation2/310541

Oceania Women's Sevens results

Oceania Women's Sevens
YearRoundPositionPldWLD
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 2007FinalGold medal icon.svg4400
Flag of Samoa.svg 2008Semi-finalistBronze medal icon.svg4220
Flag of Fiji.svg 2012Semi-finalistBronze medal icon.svg6420
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2013FinalSilver medal icon.svg6330
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2014Group StageBronze medal icon.svg6420
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2015 FinalGold medal icon.svg6600
Total2 Titles6/6322390

Summer Olympics

Olympic Games record
YearRoundPositionPldWLD
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Quarterfinals8th6240
Total0 Titles1/16240

World Rugby Women's Sevens Series

SeasonRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6PosPoints
2012–13 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
Dubai
Did not enter
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Houston
Did not enter
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Guangzhou
11th
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Amsterdam
Did not enter
15th2
2013–14 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
Dubai
9th
Bowl Champion
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Atlanta
Did not enter
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São Paulo
Did not enter
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Guangzhou
4th
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Amsterdam
Did not enter
9th18
2014–15 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
Dubai
6th
Plate Runners-up
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São Paulo
9th
Bowl Champion
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Atlanta
9th
Bowl Champion
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Victoria
8th
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London
9th
Bowl Champion
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Amsterdam
9th
Bowl Champion
8th32
2015–16 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
Dubai
7th
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São Paulo
6th
Plate Runners-up
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Atlanta
8th
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Victoria
9th
Bowl Champion
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Clermont-Ferrand
8th28

2011 Pacific Games

Preliminary round

TeamsPldWDLPFPA+/−Pts
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 66002241920524
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 6501104604420
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 6303135805512
Flags of New Caledonia.svg  New Caledonia 630389761312
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 62136596-3110
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti 602434169-1354
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 601524180-1562

Final

Team

Current squad

The following is the Fiji roster in the women's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. [3]

Head coach: Chris Cracknell

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3 Raijieli Daveau 1 Litia Naiqato
4 Asena Rokomarama 2 Merewai Cumu
7 Rusila Nagasau 5 Timaima Tamoi
8 Lavenia Tinai 6 Rebecca Tavo
9 Ana Maria Roqica (c)13 Jiowana Sauto
10 Viniana Riwai
11 Luisa Tisolo
12 Timaima Ravisa

Previous squads

See also

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References

  1. http://www.worldrugby.org/womens-sevens-series/stage/1560/teams/3936
  2. "Australia and Fiji qualify for Olympics". World Rugby.org. November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  3. "Fiji's Team To Rio". Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic. 20 July 2016.
  4. "Fiji women's squad list 2015 São Paulo Women's Sevens". worldrugby.org.