Focus on Hong Kong
16 March, 2018, 12:00 am
I smiled as I thought about Wise Muavono’s imagination.
I believe ardent fans share same sentiments.
Fiji walking away with spoils from the 2017-18 WRSS, gold medal from Gold Coast and the cup from San Francisco.
Not a bad imagination considering that with four tournaments to go Fiji is just eight points behind the series leaders in the WRSS.
The good thing is that while we are gaining momentum the Blitzbokke are slowly losing their rhythm as was evident when they were thrashed by the All Blacks and they had great difficulty in beating Australia. But we need to be wary as the Africans will be back to their best when Geduld and Specman join the likes of veterans Kyle Brown and Snyman, Afrika, Du Preez and newcomers Davids, Sage, Gans, Labuschagne, Oosthuizen and Soyizwapi.
The HK 7s is special to Fiji.
It is seen as the mecca of 7s and I am glad that coach Gareth Baber and captain Jerry Tuwai are taking the HK 7s seriously.
While the focus is on winning our first Commonwealth 7s gold medal and 3rd RWC title, let’s not lose focus on winning our fourth WRSS title.
It’s going to be tough but not impossible. Our boys have shown maturity and with the inclusion of Kunatani, Radradra, Railoa, Katonibau, Nakarawa and Tuisova as backup, our 7s team should be on the right track.
Wise, I can imagine the crowd in the West when our boys return triumphant with this imagination.
Then we can get together and have a bilo with our mentor Allen Lockington.
Until then let’s enjoy the coverage in The Fiji Times and count the days to April when the 7s fever hits full mark in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Gold Coast.
To our heroes, welcome home.
Enjoy the time with your families before you hit the hard yards.
Vinaka vakalevu boys!