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Tom, Tom

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, March 31, 2013

TOMASI Cama Jr admits he can be the best but not as good as his father — the bearded legendary winger Tomasi Cama.

Cama Sr is a household name when it comes to Fiji sevens rugby and so is his son who plays for Gordon Tietjens' New Zealand.

Cama Jr, who was crowned the International Rugby Board 7s Player of the Year in the 2011/12 Series, said he would not be able to match the achievements of his mentor and father.

"There is no way I will be like him but I will create my own legacy as well," Cama Jr told the Sevens Uncovered program broadcasted by the IRB.

"He knows and understands who is the boss and fastest from us two," Cama Sr quipped.

Recalling the days on how he started playing rugby, the All Blacks playmaker said Cama Sr was his biggest motivator.

"I started playing when I was around five to six years old. Sevens rugby is like a religion back there (in Fiji) and you see kids running around everywhere and even on the roads."

Cama Jr said he went to New Zealand in 2000 and after recovering from being "home sick" started playing rugby there and eventually got into the All Black 7s team.

Cama Sr, who gave Fiji memorable victories on the rugby paddock, said he always cheered for Fiji whenever his son was up against his countrymen.

"Whenever Junior is against my people, there is big pressure on me for whom to support. I always chose my country," he said.

"He is my son but after the games he is my beloved son."





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