FORMER Vodafone Fiji Bati team member Jarryd Hayne joined his former side to celebrate the national team's win over Ireland in the Rugby League World Cup on Tuesday.
Hayne, who is part of the Australian team at this year's world cup, supported the Fiji Bati from the stands before joining the team to thank the Almighty for the 32-14 win.
The Parramatta Eels star, who played for Fiji at the 2008 RLWC, is likely to face his former mates when the Kangaroos take on the Bati at the Langtree Park Stadium in St Helens, Lancashire this Sunday.
National team media liaison officer Tomi Finau, in a post on the Fiji Bati Facebook page, said: "Hayne is a brother to the Bati boys. We support him and where he pleases to play. On game day â€¦ let's play rugby league. We are honoured to be there with guys for this match. Thank you Jarryd. God Bless."
Australian coach Tim Sheens was also among the 8872 spectators that flocked at the Spotland Stadium in Rochdale to watch Fiji versus the Ireland match.
Fiji Bati team manager Mesake Navugona said despite booking its place in the quarters, the team would do its best to beat the much favoured Kangaroos this weekend.
"At the moment, we are topping the pool. When we meet Australia we will give them a good run for their money and hopefully finish better in points wise then the last world cup so we have a good goal average before we meet England.
"Anything is possible, the boys are optimistic, we have set our goals high to play in the final and we are taking a step at a time."
Navugona thanked the supporters in Rochdale and hoped for similar support in Fiji's remaining matches.
He said there was no major injury in the team.