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RWC 7s is the target

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, April 04, 2013

FIJI Rugby Union board member and Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki says the main aim is to bring the Melrose Cup back to Fiji.

Cdr Cawaki who addressed the Fiji 7s players upon their arrival from Japan yesterday said the Hong Kong 7s win was history and the focus should be on the remaining tournaments.

"We are champions of Hong Kong but we need to prove that are the world champions in Russia in June," Cdr Cawaki said

"The fans in Fiji want the boys to bring the Melrose Cup back home."

Meanwhile FRU chief executive officer Manasa Baravilala said they were proud of the Fiji team's title defence in Hong Kong.

"You could not have written a better script by successfully defending the Hong Kong title on the same weekend as Waisale Serevi's induction into the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame," Baravilala said.

"The boys played with determination and the true class of Fijian rugby, to win and lift the coveted Hong Kong 7s trophy for the 14th time."

"On behalf of the FRU board I would like to congratulate the team and management for their tireless sacrifices and commitments towards the win in Hong Kong."

"Without Digicel's financial sponsorship Fiji 7s would be pressed to succeed. Digicel has been very supportive of FRU from the start".