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Vunisa, Benesh Family Reunion

Vunisa, Benesh Family Reunion
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Seremaia Tuwai on attack against New Zealand on July 23, 2018. Photo: Kitione Rokomanu/ ZoomFiji
July 24
10:04 2018

It was a proud mo­ment for Poasa and Seruwaia Vunisa to watch their son and Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Seremaia Tu­wai play at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.

“This is the first time for us to watch him play in a big tournament like this,” she said.

Her cousin Gabby Abariga said yesterday that through their Solomon Islands ances­try they are always grateful to the Benesh family.

“Although we are cousins, the Benesh family hails from the Bali clan while Seru­waia and I are from the Buka clan. We’ve our own traditional obligations towards each other and that is why the Benesh fam­ily always takes care of Tuwai every time he comes to America or to whatever coun­try he goes to, if one (Benesh family) of them is living there.”

Abariga said it was an emotional for the two families to reunite and Seruwaia took the opportunity to thank the Benesh family for always taking care of her son.

-Edited by Osea Bola

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