September 08, 2021
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Fijiana inspire young girls: Tabuakuru

Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist, Fijiana 7s have inspired many young girls into rugby, says former Fiji rugby representative Daniele Tabuakuru.

Tabuakuru has praised the Fijiana 7s gallant effort at the Olympics and reflected on the impact they’ve made towards women’s rugby in the country.

Tabuakuru was part of the national team from 2002-2007 and he featured in international tournaments such as in Paris, London and Chile to name a few.

“Sitting at home watching young girls talking about rugby and how they wanted to become Fijiana players and represent Fiji in the World Sevens Series and in the Olympics made me realize how the Fijiana 7s team has really inspired these young girls to love rugby,” Tabuakuru told Fiji Rugby media.

“As Fijians we love our rugby but comparing the love of rugby to these young girls after the Tokyo Olympics is another achievement Fiji Rugby has earned.”

Tabuakuru added with gender equality in rugby and other sports being highlighted, women’s rugby stepped up a notch into recruiting and developing a good number of players for the next few years.

“They can’t all be netball or basketball players and rugby just proved it that anyone can become an Olympian through rugby,” Tabuakuru said.

By Romeka Romena  

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