THE look on his face said it all. Relieved but calm before the storm that will hit the Cake Tin in Wellington, New Zealand, next weekend.
Benito Eremasi has made it to the pinnacle of what many believe is a dream run for the 23-year-old Vakativa, Cakaudrove lad.
After being spotted at the Bure 7s in December last year, the Lomaiviti Babas player has worked his way up to make the Digicel Fiji 7s team for the Wellington and Las Vegas 7s next month.
"This is for my mum and dad who have been praying for me all this while. I'm here because of them and they are my biggest motivation," Eremasi said.
The former Marist Brothers High School student said he was ready to rock the international stage with his talent and skills.
Eremasi said his stint with the national side made him a better player.
"Playing with these experienced players has really pushed me to step up to their level and I have improved day in, day out," he said.
"We have a good combination in the backline and the forwards. We have spent three weeks together and during this time we have known each other very well.
"The players have put in the hard work and we hope for good results in the Wellington and Las Vegas 7s tournaments."