Fijian heroes

FIJIAN players in the British Army rugby team continued the global admiration of kneeling down with cupped hands (cobo) when they met Prince Harry at the Twickenham Stadium, London, yesterday.

British Army played the Royal Navy in the Inter Services rugby competition.

The New Zealand Herald reported the Fijians showed their mark of respecty to Prince Harry when he met the teams before the match.

The prince also joined the national anthem singing before the match which he attended as the patron of the Invictus Games Foundation which is a competition for the wounded servicemen and women.

“But in a touching sign of respect, the players from Commonwealth country Fiji bended the knee for as they met Prince Harry, as they do for any royal or head of state,” the website reported.

“After the moving show of respect, the prince took his seat in the crowd where he jubilantly took selfies on fans’ smartphones.

“The prince was joined by competitors from the 2014 and 2016 Invictus Games and some wounded soldiers hoping to be selected for the games in Toronto.”

The match was won by Army 29-20. The gesture follows the Fiji 7s team meeting with Princess Anne during the Olympic Games gold medal presentation in Rio last year.

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