FORMER Lelean Memorial School student Jo Nayacavou was on cloud nine yesterday after he played his first game for his adopted country Scotland against Samoa in their Pool D encounter at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.
"I'm humbled and I thank God for the opportunity," Nayacavou told Times Sport.
"The atmosphere of playing my first IRB Sevens Series tournament was so far from what I expected.
"Playing my first game for Scotland, there were a lot of nerves especially playing in front of a huge crowd like this.
"It's a totally different atmosphere altogether.
"At first I didn't expect to represent Scotland as growing up I had hoped to play for Fiji.
"But I didn't get that chance and I thank the Lord for opening this door for me to play for Scotland."
Against Samoa the lad from Toga Village in Rewa said they just fell short against the South Sea islanders.
Nayacavou said they were now looking forward to the remainder of the tournament.
He also sent a message to the family back home in Fiji.
"Just a word of thanks to the family back home in Fiji thanking them for their prayers and support throughout the years.
"I just hope that the good Lord bless us all."