THE Fijiana Sevens team maintained their winning streak in the Asian Women's Rugby Championship defeating their unbeaten Singaporean counterparts 47-0 in the quarter-finals in Pune yesterday.
Coach Elenoa Kunatuba said they did some soul searching yesterday and were determined that they would not settle for the second best.
"We are focused on returning home with the title and nothing else," she said.
And she meant this by playing her injured prop. debutant Sainimere Nayalewanikataga, whom the doctors in Pune said should be rested for three to four weeks.
"We went back after our pool games and looked at all our weakness and today (yesterday) we are coming here prepared to go and win the final," she said.
She said Nayalewanikataga was given the greenlight to go onto the field by their team physiotherapist Jennifer Khalik.
"We can only say that it's a miracle, all her X-rays are clear and she was ready to go and play."
Nayalewanikataga is one of the six debutants in the side.
The other five debutants Timaima Tavisa, Litia Naiqato, Luisa Tisolo, Roela Radiniyavuni and Asinate Savu scored tries during the pool games.
Nayalewanikataga said she was happy to play although her injury on the first day of the competition was unfortunate.
"I came here to play, this is the first time I'm representing my country and I'm not going to go back without a game to my name," she said after the quarter-finals encounter against Singapore.
And the Fijiana displayed rugby unique to the Pacific.
International Rugby Board Women's development manager Susan Carty, who was also at the championship, said Fiji had been so far the team with the highest score, thrashing Korea 50-0 in one of their pool games.
The second was China defeating Malaysia 49-0.
"They've been very impressive, they showed a lot of determination and great strength and they scored very good tries," said Carty.
"They showed that they are focused for a spot in the Rugby World Cup in Moscow in 2013."
There are 16 teams participating in this championship and Fiji is the only team from the Ocenia Federation of Rugby Union participating.
And their presence on the ground was appreciated by their counterparts from the Asian region.
They received loud cheers from the rest of the team especially from their friends from Iran.