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Mulevoro: Trust key to success

Thursday, December 05, 2013

ON this year's HSBC Sevens World Series fans will once again have their chance to get involved through social media by voting on their favourite try from each of the nine rounds.

Collins Injera collected the most votes in the opening round in Australia, while Fiji's Emosi Mulevoro has been voted as the 'fans' favourite' from the Emirates Dubai Sevens.

Fiji had two tries in the seven nominees, both set up by Pio Tuwai, and although Benito Masilevu's try received a lot of votes, it was Mulevoro's effort in the 44-0 semi final defeat of New Zealand that won.

"First when I saw Pio was coming alongside me when I intercepted the ball, I passed to him, and then he shouted to call me to come around," said Mulevoro on the try. "He said in Fijian to me to run behind him, so I ran around and I knew he would flick the ball back to me.

"I didn't expect it to come behind him like it did, I thought he would pass it in front, but I was very happy to see the ball come out of the back like that - it was perfect timing."

With eight different try scorers in their semi final against New Zealand, Gordon Tietjens' biggest-ever defeat on the Series, a number of tries could have been in the nominee list - but scoring 'stellar tries' was something head coach Ben Ryan had said Fiji would do in Dubai.

"I think the coach knew some amazing tries would be scored because we have some players with good skills like Pio and some very wise players. We trust each other, so we are always going to score tries like that and hope for more this weekend," added Mulevoro.

"Before we came out from the changing room against New Zealand Waisale Serevi was also giving us advice. It was a good memory for us.

"To win our first Dubai on the Series was also a great achievement for us, and it will be unforgettable for all of us. We will try our best this weekend to back up what we did."

Each of the nine individual round winners will then go into a final vote at the end of the season for an overall 'fans' favourite try' of the season, which was won by Pedro Leal of Portugal last season.