DONASIO Ratubuli's only wish after being named into the Digicel Fiji 7s team, was for his parents to witness his rugby achievements.
The Galoa lad from Serua will make his International Rugby Board debut at the Cathay Pacific HSBC Hong Kong 7s this weekend.-
His parents died while he was five years old and was raised by his relatives in Nadi.
The strong running Army player can play anywhere in the backline. He played as a rover at the Uprising tournament, and was tested on the playmaker's position during a scrimmiging session with the Army team in Nasova last week.
"I only wish that my parents were here to see my rugby achievement, they passed away while I was still a boy," a soft-spoken Ratubuli said.
"I was not expecting my name to be announced in the team for the Hong Kong 7s. We all know that Hong Kong is a big tournament but I am looking forward to it," the 22-year old told Times Sport following the team naming.
"I'm ready to play for Fiji, I used to watch the Hong Kong 7s on television when I was a young boy, now I will be playing in it. It is a dream come true and I thank the Lord for blessing me with this rugby talent."
Ratubuli, Sakiusa Gavidi and Suva's flyhalf Emosi Mulevoro are the three new players making their HSBC Sevens World Series debut.
Ratubuli started his rugby career at Lomary Primary school before moving to Vaturu District School. He also played for the Mala Young Boys and later joined the Army Nadi team.
Fiji Sevens head coach Alifereti Dere said Ratubuli had been in the squad for a while.