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Double 7s Celebration

Double 7s Celebration
Wife Luisa Sau, daughter Grace, Fiji Airways 7's reps Eroni Sau, daughter Esther and mum Sereana Vasuitaukei celebrates the birthday at the Nadi International Airport lobby yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
February 06
12:42 2018

Eroni Sau arrived home with the rest of the triumphant Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team yesterday to a special welcome after  they defeated South Africa in a pulsating final of the Hamilton 7s on Sunday night.

It was a double celebration for the winger who has been nicknamed the ‘Sledge Hammer’ as he turned 28 yesterday.

With birthday cake on hand, his family greeted him at the lobby of the Nadi International Airport, where he cut the cake with head coach Gareth Baber’s youngest son, Steffan, who also celebrated his 11th birthday yesterday.

Sau’s mother, Sereana Nainoka, 51, from Nabukeru, Yasawa, spoke on how she felt about her son’s success.

“In all that he has achieved, I can say that I am proud of him because there was a point where he was a bit down, then I told him ‘son pray constantly’,” she said.

Sau admitted that playing in the World Rugby 7s Series was a great experience.  A large crowd gave the Fijian heroes a rousing welcome yesterday.

Pictured: From left – Eroni Sau’s wife Luisa Sau, his daughter Grace, Fiji Airways 7s Fijian reps Eroni Sau, his daughter Esther and his mother Sereana Nainoka (back) as they celebrate Sau’s birthday at the Nadi International Airport lobby on February 5, 2018.

Words and Photo: Waisea Nasokia

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