THE presence of the Digicel Fiji sevens team at the Fiji National Council for the Disabled complex in Suva was a memorable moment for its students.
After only watching their national heroes on television during sevens tournaments, the students had a lifetime opportunity yesterday to greet their rugby stars.
Led by the injured forward Setefano Cakau and vice captain Osea Kolinisau, the national sevens players signed autographs and posed for photos.
Fiji sevens head coach Alifereti Dere said they could not achieve the goal of winning the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series set at the beginning of the season.
Fiji finished second in the International Rugby Board points table last season behind New Zealand.
Dere said their performance at the previous leg dragged Fiji's position further down the table.
The former national sevens rep said they would focus on each tournament at a time.
"We set our target from the beginning of the 2012/13 season to go one further from what we achieved last year," the former national rep said.
"But our performance in the last two legs dragged us down the ladder. Now it is a bit hard for us to achieve our aim.
"As from now we will concentrate on each tournament and we will try to play to our strength," he added.