TWO Fiji women sevens team players are making a comeback into the national side after a lapse of four years.
Atasa Likutokalau and Talica Vodo are determined to perform better in the 2012 Oceania Women's Sevens Championship, which starts this Friday at Churchill Park in Lautoka.
The 33-year-old winger, Likutokalau, who hails from Navuniyasi in Naitasiri, said the love for the sport had brought her back.
Likutokalau, who plays for the Marist Seahawks, said she was ready to use her strength and speed to cross the whitewash for the national side.
"My aim is to win the qualifiers but both pools are the same so we will take a game at a time," the oldest member of the national squad said.
Vodo, who hails from Batiri, Nadroga, has dedicated her return to national colours to her family and friends.
The aggressive defender, who plays for Mackinley Blues, said she was ready to give her best in the championship.
"It's a tough pool since New Zealand is in the same pool but the aim is to win the qualifiers," Vodo said.
For 22-year-old centre Lavenia Tinai being the youngest member of the squad is an achievement itself. She said her parents initially disagreed with her decision to play rugby but later supported her after she made the national squad.
"The credit goes to my family, friends and especially my coach (Elenoa Kunatuba) and her mum. They have been the driving force behind this achievement," Tinai said.
Fiji is pooled alongside New Zealand, Cook Islands and Tonga.
The other pool has Australia Solomons, PNG and Samoa.