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Fijians host 7s team

Rashneel Kumar In Wellington, New Zealand
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

THE Digicel Fiji sevens team wasted no time in seeking the blessing of God and the support of the Fijian community upon arriving in Wellington yesterday afternoon.

The national side had a special church service hosted by the Fijians residing in Wellington at the Wesley Methodist Church in Taranaki.

Team manager Semi Rogoyawa thanked the Fijian community in Wellington for a warm welcome.

Coach Timoci Wainiqolo assured the fans of a good performance at the Wellington 7s during the service.

"We thank you all for hosting us and we will try our best to make all of you proud this weekend," the former Fiji 7s rep said.

Rogoyawa said players would have a pool session to recover from the travelling before hitting the ground to work on the set piece play today.

"We arrived in Wellington without any incident and all the members of the national team are fine and looking forward to the tournament," he said.

Wellington looks beautiful with blue skies and bright sunshine but a bit chilly.

The 7s atmosphere is slowly gripping the capital city of New Zealand as fans gear up for the third leg of the HSBC IRB Sevens World Series this weekend.

Rogoyawa said the players would have no problem in adapting to the conditions as it was almost similar to the weather back home.

"We will be training twice daily at 10am and 3pm as according to the program. Weather is not a factor to worry about because our players are used to with this kind of conditions," he added.

The Setefano Cakau-skippered Fiji plays its opening match against Scotland at 1.50pm before taking on Australia at 4.46pm and Portugal at 8.34pm this Friday.


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