Vanuatu women’s rugby 7s team wrote a new chapter in their history books after securing their first win on debut at the 2019 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships.
The Rachelle Adi Tari captained side put up a gutsy performance against Nauru as they displayed strong attacking skills and were ruthless in defence to establish a 24-10 victory at full time.
The women displayed a brave performance, as they kept to their structures, played according to plan and outplayed the Nauru team who only had themselves to blame with silly errors.
The women later lost to Solomon Islands 27-5 in their final pool match.
Captain Tari believes participating for the first time at the competition was a good learning experience for them.
“This is the first time for us to participate.
“We respected all our opponents, since this is the first time for us to play it has assisted us in exposing our talents.
“It was really a challenge for us coming from a soccer nation and starting women’s rugby but we will come back stronger.
“We want to thank our sponsors in Vanuatu for helping us come to Fiji.”