THE Fiji under-18 rugby team was reminded to put God first in everything during its tour to Australia this week.
The side, coached by Ratu Navula College winning Deans mentor Josaia Rokomarawa, had its farewell church service at the Josaia Methodist Church at Lomanikoro Village in Rewa yesterday.
During the sermon, the players were reminded that through God's intervention, anything is possible.
Assistant team manager Elemaca Ravulo said it was an encouraging service.
"The boys were challenged to put God in everything they do," he said.
"They were told if they are mentally, physically and spiritually prepared and with God on their side, then nothing is impossible during the tour."
The church service was attended by church members who showed their support for the young ruggers who will be playing in the Tri Series against the Australian and New Zealand schoolboys next week.
Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa blessed the team, saying that obedience is a key element.
Ravulo said they were looking forward to a good outing in Australia. He said the opportunity was timely as players could secure contracts if they impressed scouts during the tour.
Skipper Mesulame Dolokoto sought the congregation's support, blessing and prayers as most of the boys will be making their first international outing.
The side will leave for Australia on Friday morning.