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RWC dream

Maciu Malo
Friday, June 27, 2014

INSPIRED by the legacy of the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup, the Flying Fijians are ready to lay their bodies on the line and fulfil their dreams of playing at next year's tournament in England.

Captain courageous Akapusi Qera said the arrival of the coveted rugby trophy in the country had inspired his troops as they geared up for the all-important world cup qualifying game against Cook Islands at Lautoka's Churchill Park tomorrow.

The hardworking skipper is confident his side would bounce back from their loss to Samoa and deliver the goods for the nation.

He said playing at the world cup was dream of all rugby players and the onus was on his men to fulfil their goal against Cook Islands.

Fiji needs to beat Cook Islands to secure a spot in the next world cup where it will face rugby giants Australia, England and Wales in the pool games.

"The Webb Ellis Cup means a lot to us as a whole," said Qera.

"It's a one-off battle and we want to win this one to qualify for the world cup.

"I have faith in the boys, the management and the squad that we will come out victors on Saturday."

Qera said his men had been working hard on their set pieces during training.

"The main focus for this game is to try and improve on our set pieces and work on our mistakes we committed against Italy, Tonga and Samoa."

"We need to sharpen up on our moves in order to get a victory and it is important for the boys to give their best in this important match."

The game kicks off at 3pm.


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