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Fijians To The Core

Fijians To The Core
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber (left) and former national football star Ivor Evans in BC Place in Vancouver during the Canada Sevens early this year. Photo: Asuad Ali
July 06
10:19 2018

No amount criticism will ever waver the loyalty and the continued sup­port towards Fiji Airways Fijians 7s team.

The view is that of Ivor Evans, the host of Vancouver’s popular Radio S1 Dhama­ka’s Sports Talkback Show and former na­tional football rep.

“We Fijians seem to take it to heart when the team loses,” he said.

“People criticise as the emotions takes the better of them but it’s the unwavering love that have them wholeheartedly sup­port the team.

“We are, after all Fijians. We love our rug­by. We don’t hold it for long.”

Evans said the Rugby World Cup Sevens will draw huge North American fans, Ca­nadian and Americans in San Francisco.

He said during the Vancouver Sevens, Canadians from across the country fill the BC. Place Stadium to capacity and hundreds will travel South to support the team.

Evans said Fiji has the players to win the RWCS, added the team must be focused to get the country its third title. They won it in 1997 and 2005.

“The 2018 RWC7s could well be the last chance for Leone Nakarawa, Semi Kunata­ni, Semi Radradra, Jasa Veremalua, Vate­mo Ravouvou , Eroni Sau and Seremaia Tuwai and a few.

“Age is catching up and possible overseas contacts will attract many players”, said Ivor, who will be Radio S1 Dhamaka’s ana­lyst at the RWC7s.

Edited by Osea Bola

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