Tisolo happy, ex­cited

Fiji Sun - - Sport - ANASILINI RATUVA Edited by Osea Bola

Naqarani, Noco, Rewa na­tive Luisa Tisolo is op­ti­mistic this will open doors to other women in Fiji to play abroad.

“I was scouted af­ter the Rio Olympic Games,” she said. “I’m very happy and ex­cited with this new jour­ney, it will be a good ex­pe­ri­ence for me and this will also open doors for women in Fiji and not only men.

“I was strug­gling for this since I started play­ing rugby.

Tisolo told SUNs­ports that be­fore she left for Rio she had faith in her­self that she will se­cure an over­seas con­tract.

“Be­fore I left home I told my fam­ily that I was de­ter­mined that I will get an over­seas con­tract, I be­lieved in my­self and I want to thank the Lord Almighty and my fam­ily for their sup­port.”

Tisolo started her rugby ca­reer in 2010 with the Strid­ers club and played her first com­pe­ti­tion the same year in the Fiji Bit­ter Marist 7s. She made her de­but for the Fi­jiana side in 2012 in the Women’s 7s World Cup qual­i­fiers in Pune, In­dia. “My aim is to go to France and work hard so that my con­tract can be ex­tended.”

Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

Team Fiji women’s Luisa Tisolo in Suva yes­ter­day.

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