12 July, 2017, 12:00 am
FORGET the past and focus on the future.
Thats the message from Vodafone Flying Fijians captain Akapusi Qera as he calls on our players to develop a winning culture for the future of Fiji rugby.
Qera had been an inspirational leader for the Flying Fijians over the past few years.
He said winning culture could come into reality if the players and the officials work together.
“We have achieved our goal for this year but it does not mean we stop there, we have an important game against Samoa in order to progress with the young players into the future,” he said.
“We are hungry for another win over Samoa to finish our June Test on high.
“I told the boys it is only the half job done after we qualified for the Rugby World Cup and now the hard yards will start and now and onwards we need to keep building. We need to build an environment which is suitable for the players and management to build a winning culture.”
The John McKee coached-side would play Samoa in the Pacific Nations Cup on Saturday in Apia, Samoa.
Qera said they had a good time playing against teams such as Scotland, Italy, and Tonga where the side recorded three wins
“In order to get a winning culture we need to be in the winning environment. It has been good in the past few weeks and we all are looking forward to playing Samoa,” he added.
“It is another match which is standing on our way, but against Tonga it was a physical match as we earlier expected.
“We were tested in the few areas by the Tonga team, but it is good for us moving forward and playing against Pacific island brothers is always physical and the players are up for it.”
Fiji will play Samoa at the Apia Stadium in Samoa on Saturday.