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Fiji to unleash the flying Bula on world stage

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, November 22, 2012

DIGICEL Fiji 7s coach Alifereti Dere says his side will not lack speed with the inclusion of Suva flyer Maleli Bula.

According to Dere, Bula and Isikeli Vuruna have been eyed to fill the void created by Alipate Ratini who has been ruled out because of injury.

Dere said the new players in the team have been psyched up to represent the country.

"We have been preparing for the past two weeks and the boys are looking forward to the second tournament," Dere said.

"There are no last minute changes to the team.

"The new players have been going through mental preparations. They have been briefed on the atmosphere in Dubai.

"They are looking forward to the trip. When we get to Dubai we will try and arrange for warm-up games.

"We have been talking about our past performances in Dubai. We have not won in the past 13 years.

"So we need to tackle that factor. The boys are eager to break the winless jinx."

Fiji's last win in Dubai was in 1998.


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