CAPTAIN courageous Setefano Somoca could not ask for anything more in his first game as a Flying Fijians skipper as his team defeated Tonga 29-17 in the Pacific Nations Cup clash at Lautoka's Churchill Park yesterday.
The Bua native said playing as captain was a different experience altogether.
He said the boys played their hearts out in the second spell despite the dropped balls and simple mistakes committed in the first spell.
"Despite scoring two tries against Tonga's one in the first spell, we committed many simple mistakes," Somoca said.
"We talked things over in the second spell and we managed to play according to the game plan which resulted in our win.
"Personally for me, this win is special as this is my first game for Fiji as captain.
"This win is for our fans and I must give credit to the players for their hard effort.
"The Tongans were also here to win and it was the fighting spirit of our boys that denied the Tongans their win.
"We are also pleading with our fans to have faith in the players and continue supporting the team as we are going through a rebuilding phase.
"We are doing our best for Fiji rugby, for the country in trying to improve our world ranking and we need the support from our fans."