RECLAIMING the national sevens jumper was not an easy task says Nemani Nagusa.
The Raraua, Nadroga native was yesterday named in the national sevens side for the next leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
Nagusa last played for Fiji at the Tokyo 7s tournament in the 2011/2012 series in Japan after which he took up a one year contract with Albion in New Zealand.
He said making a comeback in the abbreviated code was very difficult and took a lot of hard work and dedication.
"I had to lose over five kilograms in a few months in order to be able to impress the national selectors," Nagusa said.
"It was really hard but I pushed myself and finally I have reclaimed my place in the national team," he.
The 24-year-old said the hardest part would now be retaining the jumper till the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow, Russia in June and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
"I want to play in the World Cup and I also want to play in the Olympics but it will be very hard to keep the jersey.
"There are a lot of players out there who want to represent Fiji and everyone wants to impress the selectors and they will try and win the jersey.
"But I want to keep my jersey and I will play to the best on my abilities to help Fiji win the IRB Series and if possible the World Cup," he said.
Nagusa said he was looking forward to working with the new look side to help Fiji return to winning ways in the Wellington and Las Vegas 7s tournaments.
"The first leg of the series started well but ended in disappointment and I want this leg to be a positive outing for us.
"There are a lot of new and young players in the side and I would tell them to remain focused on our target and to play well," he said.