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Flying start in sevens

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

VATEMO Ravouvou may have got more than what he bargained for.

It's rare for a newbie to get a winning debut in a HSBC Sevens World Series tournament but the 23-year-old Nadi flyhalf has achieved that dream.

Now he is eyeing another in the Mecca of Sevens — the Hong Kong 7s tournament in So Kon Po.

For Ravouvou, the opportunity to play in the Hong Kong 7s has come after years of hard work and dedication.

"This is a lifetime opportunity to fulfil my dream of playing in Hong Kong. It took me four years to fulfil my rugby dream and now there will be no looking back," he said in an earlier interview.

"It's an honour to represent the country and to play in Hong Kong is a moment that I will always treasure."

Ravouvou, the former Ratu Navula College student, was used as a substitute by Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan in the Tokyo 7s over the weekend.

He scored a try in the quarter-final win over Kenya and successfully kicked three conversions to tally 11 points in his first tournament.

Ravouvou hopes to better that performance this weekend.

"I can't promise anything but we have a good team and we will do all it takes to win the title," he said.

"We ask the people of Fiji to support us through prayers."


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