Tuwai: Win for flood victims
10 April, 2018, 12:00 am
THE historic four in a row win at the Hong Kong 7s on Sunday is especially dedicated to the people of Fiji suffering from the devastation caused by the floods experienced around the country.
Fiji Airways 7s captain Jerry Tuwai spelt it out clearly after the 24-12 HSBC Hong Kong 7s final victory over Kenya that the team dedicated the win to people affected by the floods back home.
“Fiji has a rich history with the Hong Kong 7s and being the first team to win for four years in a row is very special,” Tuwai said.
“The Hong Kong 7s is just like World Cup in Fiji and to win it for the fourth year in a row is specially for the people back home.
“We respect all the other teams playing in the competition, and now no team can be taken lightly in the competition.
The Fijians defeated South Africa and New Zealand on their way to the Cup final.
“The win is special because we defeated New Zealand and South Africa on the way to the Cup win, two of the teams in top five spots of the HSBC World Cup Sevens Series.”
Tuwai also spoke about the decision to bring Fiji best lineup to Hong Kong compared with the other teams which sent in their second string teams.
“We brought in our best team to Hong Kong because we respected the event so we’re very happy to have come out on top in the end.
“We will use this tournament to select our best team to take us to the Commonwealth Games,” Tuwai said.