HE was still in high school when his cousin Emosi Vucago made his debut at the Hong Kong stadium in 2007.
Six years later Sakiusa Gavidi will be shouldering the same responsibility as Vucago did seven years ago when he runs onto the Hong Kong Stadium for the HSBC Sevens World Series Hong Kong 7s tournament tomorrow.
Gavidi will make his debut in the Fiji colours in tonight's opening game against Hong Kong. Red Rock skipper Jasa Veremalua, Ulaiasi Lawavou and Samisoni Viriviri will be playing for the first time in this tournament.
Gavidi, 20, has been pencilled by Fiji sevens coach Alifereti Dere as the player with the potential to do the job of previous specialised scrumhalfs.
The Nadroga lad said he was looking forward to the opening game against Hong Kong.
"I'm so thankful to be given an opportunity to represent Fiji at this level."
Gavidi said: "I know wearing the Fiji jersey demands a lot of responsibility. I am looking forward to that."
The Lelean Memorial School 2010 winning Deans rugby halfback said he had learnt a lot from Vucago.
And it will be a challenge for Gavidi to match his relative's winning record at Happy Valley.
"Emosi Vucago is my cousin and I have learnt a lot from him. I want to continue the trend which he left and I will also want to help the Fiji team win in Hong Kong," he said.
Skipper Nemani Nagusa will guide the forwards while Ilai Tinai and Osea Kolinisau will share the workload in the backline.
The match will mark Gavidi's introduction into the HSBC Sevens World Series.
Head coach Alifereti Dere said the players were ready for the battle with Hong Kong.
"This is it, we have been training for this moment and the boys are ready to play," he said.
The former national sevens skipper said Gavidi had proved himself at training.
"He (Gavidi) has been there in the squad, he has gone through the system, the age-group and now this is his break to make it big here in Hong Kong," Dere said.
Fiji team versus Hong: Nemani Nagusa (c), Jasa Veremalua, Ulaiasi Lawavou, Sakiusa Gavidi, Ilai Tinai, Osea Kolinisau, Samisoni Viriviri.
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