BEING present at the announcing of the Digicel Fiji sevens team is a normal routine for hard working Nadroga forward Apisai Domolailai.
He thought it would be like other times where he usually sat and heard the names of his teammates being announced to represent Fiji at the sevens circuit.
However yesterday, the Laselase lad from Nadroga was surprised to hear his name being announced in the final 12-member team for the first leg of the IRB Sevens World Series in Gold Coast, Australia.
Domolailai is no stranger to the team after being part of the squad for a number of times. And when he heard his name announced, he just could not contain his excitement as he looks forward to an exciting debut in the Gold Coast.
"I want to thank God for this selection into the Fiji team. It is a proud moment for me and I am happy that I have waited for a long time for this opportunity," the 23-year-old.
"I am surprised to be named in the team, I thought it will be like any other time when I come into this kind of team announcement, just sit around and see my other teammates get selected ahead of me. I am honoured to be given an opportunity to represent Fiji at this level.
"Even though it is my first tournament I have faith in myself to deliver the goods," Domolailai said.
The lanky former Sigatoka Methodist High School student will be one of Timoci Wainiqolo's key players upfront, pairing new skipper Levani Botia and eiher Samu Saqiwa, Manueli Laqai and Ulaiasi Tavucuilagi Lawavou.