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'I'm sorry'

Maciu Malo
Saturday, April 12, 2014

FORMER national 7s playmaker Ilai Tinai has apologised to the Fiji rugby fans, FRU and the people of Fiji for his past misdemeanours.

Tinai who was dropped by national Vodafone 7s coach Ben Ryan for indiscipline early this year was instrumental for Wardens Gold in yesterday Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s.

The Bua native said he had learnt from his mistakes and had asked for forgiveness from the people of Fiji as he sets his plan to reclaim his spot in the national 7s team.

Tinai said he wanted to repay his wrong doings by utilising his god-given talent to make the county proud on the international scene.

"To the people of Fiji and to the FRU I would like to say that I am so sorry for the mistakes I have made," said Tinai.

"I have hurt many people and loved ones for what I have done and I would like to take this moment to ask the people of Fiji to forgive me.

"I think we are all human beings and we all make mistakes in life.

"And the only way to become a better person is to learn from our mistakes and move on with life."

Tinai had also apologised to his employer Fiji Corrections Service for breaching his employment contract.

He also thanked his employer for giving him a new lease of life in allowing him back into the workforce.

"I thank the Fiji Corrections Service for giving me another opportunity in life."

"I know there are many good players in the current 7s team but it will not prevent me from winning my spot back."

"I have fully recovered from the injury I sustained in Sri Lanka and I am ready to prove my worth in the side."

Tinai said his first task this weekend was to help his Wardens Gold team to win the Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s.


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