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Kava time for fans in Dubai

Sikeli Qounadovu In Dubai
Sunday, December 03, 2017

THE saying you can take a Fijian out of Fiji but you cannot take Fiji out of the Fijians rings true for the many Fijians from around the world who were present at the Sevens Stadium for the Emirates Dubai 7s.

Fijians travelled from across the United Arab Emirates, from as far as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Then there were those who travelled from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and some even from Fiji.

At the DHL stand, kava was the order of the day. As the Fiji Airways sevens team kick-started its campaign of the sevens in the desert, so did the rumble of pure waka fresh from Fiji for the ardent fans.

Jerry Kilacanasau, who has been living in Al Ain for the past 14 years said that was how Fijians had been and that's how it's going to be in every other Dubai tournament.

"This is us and as long as Fiji keeps coming and keeps playing, we will keep grogging and supporting them."

About 100,000 people walked through the gates to witness the first leg of the 2017-2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

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