REPRESENT the country and aim for a good finish at the Rugby League World Cup this year.
This was the message given by Sabeto Village elders to members of the Vodafone Fiji Bati team during a church sermon on Sunday.
Village elders also told members of the Vodafone Fiji Bati team that they had the support of the public for the tournament.
Head coach Rick Stone said it was good to have a break from the hectic schedule they were on.
"I think it's important to get out among the community," he said.
"Coming to the village of the Sabeto Roosters, who have won the local tournament this year, is a great opportunity for the boys.
"We are just humbled by the nice service and really thank them for their hospitality."
Vodafone Fiji marketing manager Liga Gukisuva said the team was blessed to be invited to Sabeto Village in Nadi.
"The service this morning was very encouraging and we were told that the whole village was here to see the team," he said.
"This is a very good sign of support for the players and team management.
"While we cannot predict the results of the matches, what we can assure the public is when the team go out to battle, they will give their best.
"We look forward to the continued support shown and dedication given towards the team before their departure."
The Rugby League World Cup kicks off on October 27 in England and the Vodafone Fiji Bati play their first game against Ireland on the 28th.