Fiji Time: 9:24 PM on Sunday 29 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Ruthless'
  2. Memorable moments
  3. Register early, NZ Immigration urges
  4. Shape up or ship out
  5. PM walks 10km
  6. Plan to ban taxi parking in towns
  7. Fiji defeats England in HK 7s quarter-final
  8. One dead, four in hospital
  9. Celebrating Lord Rama's birth
  10. Lights go out for an hour

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rape on duty Wednesday (25 Mar)
  2. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  3. All hope gone Monday (23 Mar)
  4. 'No' to adopted child Monday (23 Mar)
  5. The man who was the champ Monday (23 Mar)
  6. HK 7s risk Thursday (26 Mar)
  7. Kepa clarifies position Tuesday (24 Mar)
  8. Fiji 7s inspires college in win Wednesday (25 Mar)
  9. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  10. Key to new home Thursday (26 Mar)