THE Fijiana Sevens team is going to Moscow for the Rugby World Cup in 2013.
This after they defeated Japan 31-7 in the semi-finals of the Asian Women's Rugby Championship in Pune last night.
Coach Elenoa Kunatuba was on cloud nine saying they defied all odds to make it into the championship and they now automatically qualify for the Rugby World Cup next year.
"I am very happy," the emotional Kunatuba said after the tough encounter with the girls from the Land of the Rising Sun.
"We are going to Moscow," she said.
Kunatuba said the girls were aiming to win the championship, nothing less.
"The top three teams from this championship qualify for the World Cup and we are happy to be the first one to qualify.
"We thank God for the win and the Fiji Rugby Union for their support, especially our chief executive officer Manasa Baravilala and his family.
"They were the force behind us and our win here today is for all of them and for the country."
Skipper Ana Maria Roqica said it was team work that made them win.
"We went there determined to win and we made it."
Roqica thanked all their families especially her mother for her daily support as well as Mrs Tapenisa Kunatuba, mum of coach Kunatuba, for her support.
"Mummy Tape is one person who is always supporting us and we thank her for the support.
"This win is for them."
Fijiana opened their winning semi-final encounter with a try to Lavenia Tinai within 40 seconds of the game which was converted by Rusila Nagasau making it 7-0.
Their second try came from debutant Lavenia Savu but the conversion went wide.
Despite the crunching tackles by the Fijiana, the Japanese girls fought hard and managed to score from within Fiji's danger zone, making it 12-7 by half-time.
This close score margin nearly gave the supporters a heart attack.
Everyone was on the edge of their seats.
Fiji made a strong come back in the second-half and a try to Rusila Tamoe gave everyone a bit of relief seeing the score 17-7.
The Fijiana were unstoppable after that.
Another converted try to Tinai gave the girls a 24-7 lead and it was debutant Roela Radiniyavuni's try that earned them the ticket to Russia.
Fiji was to play China in the final when this edition went to press.
This was after China defeated favourites Kazakhstan 17-12 in a close encounter.
Kunatuba said they were not stopping for the second spot.
"We will have to win this championship."