VODAFONE Fiji Bati tough man Ashton Sims still has fresh memories of his short stint in Fiji after helping the team to reach the Rugby League World Cup semi- final.
And his desire of repeating that feat the North Quuensland forward has returned home — this time along with his two younger brothers Tariq and Korbin.
Kobin played alongside Fijian flyer Akuila Uate for Newcastle Knights while Tariq plays for the Cowboys in the NRL.
Ashton said being recalled to play for Fiji was a proud moment for him.
"It's great to be back in Fiji," he said.
"The events of 2008 are still fresh in my mind and I am proud that my two brothers are also here with me.
"My mother who is from Ba is so happy with us and had wished the best at our training and in camp."
Ashton, who has played 203 top level NRL games, said he was looking forward to represent the country at the world cup
"This is a huge achievement for me and I will do all it takes for Fiji."
"I am also betting on my two brothers who are both tough that they will give their best for our mother and for Fiji.
"We are looking for the camp especially the team boding exercise of mingling with the villagers and getting to know the Fijian culture."
The former Brisbane Broncos player said he had faith in the team that they would do well at the world cup.
"We are in a very tough pool especially with Australia, Ireland and England but I am confident we will give our best shot in England."