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In God We Trust: Kolinisau

In God We Trust: Kolinisau
Fiji 7s rugby captain Osea Kolinisau. Photo: Bruce Southwick/Zoom Fiji
August 12
08:53 2016

Without God we wouldn’t play the way we played against New Zealand, says Fiji men’s rugby sevens captain Osea Kolinisau.

“First of all, I thank the Lord, he has been our source of strength,” he told SUNsports yesterday.

“We reminded each other how God had taken us through the last two years and that the same God that we serve is here with us in Rio.”

Kolinisau kept reminding the players that the Olympics is no different from the World Sevens Series.

“We‘ve been winning tournaments in the series and it’s no different to the Olympics and I’m glad the way the boys have responded.

“Our faith in God is really, really strong and we know he’s our source of strength without him on our side we couldn’t have done what we did against New Zealand.”.

The captain told the players how they must look after each other on the field.

“Before we came in we told each other ‘let’s be strong, if you are weak then I’m going to help you. If I’m weak you help me’ and we play for our country, for our family, and especially for the Lord we serve.”

Kolinisau was proud on how the players stood up to right the final whistle against New Zealand.

“I looked at the points it was 12-7 and I told the boys we needed to defend, it shows the character of the team, it shows the hard work we have put through.

“It’s not an easy task to hold New Zealand back and they are world class side. When New Zealand and Fiji play it’s always the final. I’m proud the way the boys stood up,” Kolinisau added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua.



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