2018 RWC 7s: Help for 7s team

Members of the Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team in Utah, US, last week. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team received a timely boost with the gift of playing and recovery kits from South Bay Davui at Utah, US, yesterday.

South Bay Davui has been assisting the team since 2014 with playing kits totalling more than $F150,000.

Michael Jarema, the father of the South Bay Davui co-founder Makare Wilson, gave the kit to the boys and encouraged the players to play their hearts out and win the Melrose Cup.

“All eyes will be on you, your families, villages and the people of Fiji,” Jarema said.

“On behalf of the South Bay Davui, we hope we will contribute to our success and nothing can be higher for Fiji, but to bring back the cup.”

Head coach Gareth Baber thanked the donors for their continued support towards the team.

“On behalf of the players, a big thank you for everything you have done in providing the support,” Baber said.

“We really appreciate what you have been doing to us and to the other players that have played for the country.”

Meanwhile, Baber named his final 12-member team yesterday before the side departs Utah for the much anticipated Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.

Fiji’s first game is against the winner of the Japan and Uruguay match on Saturday.

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