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Apisai Makes Vow

Apisai Makes Vow
In matrimony .... Apisai Domolailai escorts his wife Kinisimere Batibasaga out of the Tagaqe Methodist Church in Nadroga after their wedding service. Domolailai wants to regain his position in the Vodafone Fijian 7s team. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
March 15
08:47 2015

Vodafone  Fijian 7s rep Apisai Domolailai, yesterday made a vow that many men would not give on their wedding day.
Apart from exchanging vows  with his wife Kinisimere Batibasaga during their wedding at Tagaqe Village in Nadroga yesterday, the lanky forward promised that he would work hard to play in Hong Kong 7s.

“I want to play in HK, but it won’t be easy. Hard work is needed and I am giving my best shot there,” he said while escorting his wife out of the village church after their matrimonial service.

“Being in the squad is a boost, but there is no walk in the park as there are other players who you are competing with in those positions.”

Celebrations were limited to the weekend for the couple as Domolailai resumes training tomorrow to regain his position in coach Ben Ryan’s HK list.

The Laselase native who will celebrate his 27th birthday on April 16, made his debut in the 2012 season of the World Rugby Series (formerly known as IRB Sevens Series).

“It is in the mindset of a Fijian that HK is a special tournament. Winning HK is always the focus. There is a special atmosphere there compared to other stadiums.”

He said getting married was a blessing.

“Getting a blessing from the church has enlightened the burden of being alone, but to be with my wife.”

The couple had been courting since 2012.

Batibasaga, 29, promised she would support her husband in rugby.

“A good marriage made its foundation in Jesus Christ in order to experience lasting love, peace and joy,” she said.

She said Domolailai did not lose hope after he was dropped last year after the Dubai and South Africa 7s.

“He never lost hope.

“I will support him in rugby either he wins or lose. Interestingly the fans always support when the team wins, but criticise when they lose.”

The couple met when Domolailai  started working at the Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa.




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