THE Fijiana rugby team has confirmed its spot in the 2013 Rugby World Sevens in Moscow, Russia.
The Ana Maria Roqica-captained side went through unbeaten in the two-day tournament at the Shivchatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, India on Sunday night (Fiji time).
Fiji Rugby Union operations manager Vilikesa Rinavuaka said the win by our girls just showed what could be achieved if their talent was properly developed.
Rinavuaka said the girls (Fijiana team) were just like any other in Fiji with rugby talent.
"They are just like any other boy or girl in the country who when given an opportunity to show their rugby skills, this is what they do," Rinavuaka said.
Rinavuaka said they were now putting into place more effort to see that a lot of attention was directed at helping women's rugby in the country.
"There is a lot being done by the International Rugby Board regarding the development of women's rugby and there is a huge opportunity for our girls in Fiji to be part of this growing sport," Rinavuaka said.
"Women's rugby is one of the fastest growing sport in the world with the IRB organising a new 7s series and more tournaments leading up to the Women's World Cup Sevens we should be looking forward to a lot more good news like this from our girls."
Fiji defeated China 15-0 in the final to take the number one spot in Asian Women's Sevens Qualifier.
Runner-up China and Japan are the other two teams that have secured spots in the women's Rugby World Cup Sevens next year.
The Fijiana side scored three tries in the final through Asinate Ufia Savu, Rusila Nagasau and Lavenia Tinai.
Fijiana player Timaima Ravisa said the win in India was very important for the development of the sport in the country.
Ravisa said they were now looking forward to the sevens world cup and the Olympic Games in Brazil in 2016.