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Hard Work Pays, Says Kunatani

Hard Work Pays, Says Kunatani
Vodafone 7s rep Seremaia Tuwai (middle), is swamped by fans at the Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
May 21
07:42 2015

Vodafone 7s forward Semi Kunatani did not expect to be one of the nominees for the 2014-2015 Sevens World Series.

The Naqalimare, Navosa, native said hard work had paid off for such achievements.

“Last year Samisoni Viriviri won it, but interestingly I was part of it, it is a proud moment I guess but did not dream about it,” said Kunatani.

Kunatani dedicated his achievement to the Lord and a big credit to coach Ben Ryan for having faith in him.

“These are two things that assisted me. I never dreamt that  I would be nominated for the award.”

“I prefer to chase my dream for Rio.”

Teammate Savenaca Rawaca, who was instrumental in the quarterfinal win over South Africa in  London said he was proud to represent all Fijians in the series.

“I’m happy that we were able to achieve this. I did everything I had to do during that match against South Africa,” Rawaca said.

The utility backline player said he had also been approached by overseas agents.

He said he would consider playing abroad after the Rio Olympics.

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