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IRB Series top try scorer celebrates 26th birthday

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, April 26, 2014

HSBC Sevens World Series season top try scorer Samisoni Viriviri celebrated his 26th birthday in style by cutting two cakes at Nadi International Airport yesterday before the Vodafone Fiji 7s team departed for Scotland.

The former Nadroga fullback was surprised by his family members who brought in the candle-lit cake singing "Happy Birthday."

Viriviri has signed a contract to play for French Top 14 club Montpellier from June making the upcoming Glasgow and London 7s the final events for him this year.

The soft spoken Viriviri said it was the first time for him to celebrate his special day at an airport.

Viriviri said his aim was to extend his try scoring in the remaining tournaments.

"I want to end the season on a high note by score more tries," he said.

"This will be my final tournaments and I hope to do my best. I want to represent Fiji at the Rio Olympics.

"But the next target will be the club competition in France and I will focus on my fitness."

Viriviri leads the try scoring list for the season with 40, 11 ahead of nearest rival Tim Mikkelson of New Zealand.

He will join former Fiji 7s rep Benito Masilevu at Montpellier.








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