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Kolinisau Wants Coach To Stay

Kolinisau Wants  Coach  To Stay
Princess Anne presents Seremaia Tuwai (kneeling) with his gold medal yesterday, Looking on (left) Osea Kolinisau, Josua Tuisova, Samisoni Viriviri, Vatemo Ravouvou and Masivesi Dakuwaqa. .Photo: Bruce Southwick/ ZoomFiji.
August 13
14:39 2016


Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens captain, Osea Kolinisau is keeping his fingers crossed that coach Ben Ryan would return to Fiji after his break.

“Our performance speaks volume on how good our coach is, we are really blessed that he chose to coach Fiji, to set things straight with us,” he told SUNsports yesterday.

“For years we were trying to get back the Fijian flair and when Ben came he brought that out and also brought consistency that was lacking in our game. I’m just thankful and hopeful that after his break he decides to stay with Fiji Rugby a bit longer.”



Kolinisau has also reminded the nation to first honour God on their gold medal victory at the Rio Olympic Games.

Kolinisau said he understands that people want to celebrate the win but first they must give credit to where it is due.

“People back home deserve to celebrate for they waited for this for a long time,” he said.

“But let’s not forget God for he is the reason on why we are victorious today.”

Kolinisau said he was the proudest man on the planet after leading the team to their 43-7 win over Great Britain in the final.

With few minutes remaining to full time Kolinisau was replaced so he knelt on the sideline and lifted his hands up.

“I thanked the Lord, for giving us a win in a mega sporting arena like the Olympics. I never dreamt of being an Olympian, let alone being a gold medallist.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua



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