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Jasa ready for challenge

Maciu Malo
Friday, November 24, 2017

SEASONED campaigner Jasa Veremalua is honoured to continue flying the Fiji flag internationally since his debut at the 2013 Wellington 7s.

The Korotogo native of Nadroga is one of the four members of the Fiji 7s team that won the gold medal at the Rio Olympics last year who will be guiding the Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team at the 2017/2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

For the love of his country and the passion for the game, Veremalua has turned down many lucrative rugby offers as he continues to pursue his spot in the national 7s team.

Veremalua said his intention was to feature at the Commonwealth Games and the Rugby Sevens World Cup next year before making any further decision.

But first on his mind he wants to give his utmost best and help the national 7s team win the world series title that Fiji last won during the Ben Ryan era in the 2014/2015 and the 2015/2016 series.

"Firstly I thank the Almighty Lord for giving me the strength and the talent to continue playing the game I love most,' said Veremalua.

"I have represented Fiji 7s since 2013 and I am humbled to be named again for this year. I have been approached to join overseas clubs but I still want to represent my country. My aim for this year is to contribute positively and help the team win the series."

Veremalua said the gold medal win at the Rio Games further inspired him to represent the country at the Commonwealth Games and the Rugby 7s world cup.

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