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Special bond

Maikeli Seru In Hamilton, New Zealand
Friday, February 02, 2018

FIJI Airways Fiji 7s skipper Jerry Tuwai is hungry for revenge and victory.

After Fiji's winless title campaigns in the current HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the Newtown, Nasinu Oympian says the focus this weekend is to end the losing jinx.

He said this during the team's visitation to Woodstock Primary School in Hamilton yesterday.

He said the special bond between the players and the will to win could see Fiji victorious.

"We have a special bond among us that makes us different from other teams. That is unique and special to us," he told the students.

"We have known each other for five years and we are brothers.

"That special bond will make us win this weekend, especially when we are playing our toughest opponent New Zealand," he said.

The team, meanwhile, will be boosted with the inclusion of Vatemo Ravouvou, who was dropped because of disciplinary reasons after the Dubai and South Africa 7s, and Apenisa Cakaubalavu.

They are expected to join the team at training this morning at the Marist Rugby Club ground for the last training run before the tournament starts tomorrow.

Meanwhile, New Zealand is experiencing bad weather with rain and strong winds brought about by cyclone Fei.

Part of Auckland faced strong winds yesterday but Hamilton's expected to be spared according to the weather forecast.

Fiji kicks off its campaign against Wales at 11.36am on Saturday, before facing Spain at 3.02pm and Australia at 6.50pm.

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