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Not easy admits Benito

Rashneel Kumar, In Wellington
Sunday, February 03, 2013

NEWCOMER Benito Eremasi admits it's not easy to play at the international level especially in front of the crowd like at the Cake Tin during the Wellington 7s.

The 23-year-old schoolteacher from Vakativa, Cakaudrove said he found it tough to adjust but hopes with a bit more game time, he would acclimatise to the conditions well.

"It's very difficult here," Eremasi said.

"Especially we are finding it difficult to communicate with a lot of noise around us.

"We cannot hear what our team mates are saying," he added.

Eremasi scored the winning try for Fiji coming off the bench in the second spell to put the national side in the Bowl final.

The Setefano Cakau-skippered side was trailing 14-17 when the fulltime hooter sounded but Eremasi nudged through the French defence to get his first ever try in the IRB 7s series.

The nippy winger said he would cherish that moment for the rest of his life and use it as an inspiration to stamp his mark in the international 7s circuit.

"I'm very happy and proud to have put the team through to the final," he said.

"I want to dedicate this try to my mum, dad, sister and Mere in Laucala Beach back home."

Eremasi played for Lomaiviti Babas before making the national side following glimpses of individual brilliance at the Bure 7s last year.





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