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Fijians aim high

Arin Kumar
Saturday, May 24, 2014

THE national under-20 rugby side was hosted to a farewell function by their sponsors Vodafone Fiji as they prepare to depart for the IRB Junior World Championships (JWC).

The baby Flying Fijians will leave next week for the event that will be held in New Zealand next month.

The side also modelled the jerseys they will be wearing at the JWC to the staff of Vodafone's headquarters in Tamavua.

Vodafone Fiji chief marketing officer Sanjeewa Perera said they had full confidence in the side to do the nation proud next month.

"We are confident that our boys are the best of young Fijian talent and they are fully prepped and ready to battle it out for the JWC title," he said.

"Winning the title will be another milestone achievement and we have every confidence that the players will put in their 100 per cent effort in making the country proud.

"We urge the families, friends and fans in New Zealand to come out in numbers to support our boys' and fly the Fijian Flag."

Fiji Rugby Union development office Sale Sorovaki thanked Vodafone for their gesture and said the support would boost the side in their bid to do better at the JWC.

The side finished on the 11th spot for the past two years and this year, they would be aiming for eighth spot.

"Only way from there (11th spot) is up and standing in our way are Wales, Ireland and France," Sorovaki said.

"The side will depart the country next week for New Zealand and they will spend a few weeks there to get acclimatised to the weather and everything before they play in the tournament."

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