FIJIANA Sevens coach Elenoa Kunatuba is excited to be back in Pune, a place where she had once helped develop women's rugby.
For the two days of the Asian Women's Rugby Championship in Pune, Kunatuba was not only known to the Fijiana but also very popular to the host team.
The Fijiana listened to her but the Indian side adored her.
India skipper Surbhi Date said they would not forget all the rugby teachings Kunatuba had instilled in them.
"Coach (Kunatuba) has taught us a lot about rugby," she said.
"We enjoyed the brief time we spent with her here in Pune.
Date said they were glad to be able to see Kunatuba's girls in action.
The Indian first five-eighth said they would witness first hand on what Fijiana rugby was all about.
"She used to tell us about the Fijian flair and now is the time for us to see that," Date said
"Too bad we didn't have any games against them.
"We would love to play against them."
Date said rugby was still very new among the Indian women so they were banking for the 5th or the 6th spot in the championship.
Kunatuba was happy to be reunited with the Indian team.
"Most of the girls in the team were there when I was coaching."
She even made Date her skipper during her time.
"I am glad they haven't changed their captaincy and their team," said Kunatuba.
Fijiana skipper Ana Maria Roqica said that they were proud of the popularity of their coach among the Indians.
"Everyone in the team knew her," she said. "And because of that, our Indian sisters are very friendly to us."
Fiji won all their pool games with big margins.
The side won over Sri Lanka 44-7, thrashed Korea 50-0 and defeated Chinese Taipei 36-7.
They defeated Singapore 47-0 in the quarter-finals before brushing aside Japan 31-7 in the semi-finals.
They played China in the final last night when this edition when to press.