World Rugby CEO impressed with Fijian fans

Blue wigs galore! Fiji fans in costumes pose for a photo after Fijiana's match against Spain at the AT&T park during the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

WORLD Rugby CEO Brett Gosper was impressed with the presence of thousands of passionate Fijian fans at this year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens at the AT & T Park in San Francisco.

He said the Fijians fans were always standout from other fans and turned up in huge numbers to contribute to the success of this year’s event.

Gosper said the Fijian fans were the fans of the tournament this year.

“The fans of the tournament are of course Fiji,” he said.

“They came in huge numbers and came in loud voices, but a bit disappointed for them the results in the semi-final. But they are great sportspeople and understand the situation.”

Meanwhile, thousands of Fiji rugby fans left AT & T Park in San Francisco yesterday with heavy hearts after Fiji Airways Fiji 7s loss to New Zealand and South Africa at the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

These fans, who travelled from all corners of the globe, have been faithfully and passionately cheering on the boys during the tournament.

Fijians dominated the 90,000 crowd over the past three days and stayed on until the side played its last game against South Africa for the bronze medal play-offs.

The trademark blue Fiji flag complemented by the various types of cultural and fancy fashions covered the whole stadium.

Most of these fans even waited for the final to cheer on the four Fijian boys in the New Zealand 7s team that later won the tournament.

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