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Luisa Tisolo on attack for the Fiji women’s 7s team during the Rio Olympics in 2016. Picture: FILE

PLAYING at three rugby pinnacle events is a milestone achievement for Fiji Airways Fijian 7s flyer Luisa Tisolo.

The Naqarani, Rewa native will be making her second world cup appearance next weekend in San Francisco having represented the country at the 2013 event.

She was also part of the Fijiana side that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Tisolo said she was honoured to be given another chance to fly the Fiji flag at the world cup.

“My experience for the last world cup inspired me to win back my spot for this year’s event,” said the 26-year-old.

“This is a humbling experience for me and I will give my best for the country.

“My aim is to do my utmost best and help my teammates return home with something. It is tough but I have faith in my team.”

She said the side had prepared well for the competition and eager to battle Spain in their do or die opening match.

“We all have prepared well and looking forward to the tournament.

“We just cannot wait to face Spain and we will do our best to make the country proud.”

Tisolo is also the sister of Fiji Airways Flying Fijians halback Serupepeli Vularika.

Tisolo, Rusila Nagasau, Pricilla Siata, Asinate Savu and Viniana Riwai are the surviving members of the 2001 rugby world cup team.

Meanwhile, Iliesa Tanivula said the side had adapted well in Colorado and completed a few training sessions — finetuning the players for their biggest test against Spain in San Francisco.

A win against Spain will see the side tackling power-packed Australia in the quarter-final.