SAMU Wara risked his eligibility with the Wallabies to play for Fiji and his sacrifice didn't go in vain.
Yesterday, the Sydney, Australia-born winger was named in the Flying Fijians team to tour the northern hemisphere next month.
Wara, who played rugby league before switching to union, said this tour was important to his budding career.
The Western Force player in the Super Rugby franchise said he was looking forward to start for Fiji during the tour.
"This is probably the pinnacle of my rugby career. It's good to be back in my country and to my families here," the 26-year-old Wara said.
"I'm just hoping to get some game time during the tour."
Wara, who was part of the Flying Fijians team bonding exercise at the Kila World in Namosi yesterday, said he enjoyed his time with the rest of the squad members.
"It's going to be tough in Europe and we have to work together as a team and that's what the team bonding was mainly about," the Yasawa native said.
Flying Fijians head coach Inoke Male said they were closely following Wara's performance in the Super 15 competition.
"Wara has been playing for Western Force and we saw his capabilities. He wanted to play for Fiji so we want to give him a chance."
Other debutants include Nadroga's Ratu Penijamani Makutu, New Zealand-based Apisalome Ratuniyarawa and Suva's Josaia Lotawa.