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Nothing’s Impossible: Botia

Former Vodafone Fijian 7s rugby captain Flying Fijians centre Levani Botia says Fiji has a good chance to win its first gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Naivucini,
12 Nov 2015 11:42
Nothing’s Impossible: Botia
France-based Vodafone Flying Fijians’ second rower Api Ratuniyarawa and his wife at Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Former Vodafone Fijian 7s rugby captain Flying Fijians centre Levani Botia says Fiji has a good chance to win its first gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The Naivucini, Naitasiri native currently plays for La Rochelle Rugby Club in the Top 14 competition in France.

He is confident Vodafone Fijians 7s coach Ben Ryan will unearth the right players needed for the huge assignment.

“Nothing is impossible” he said.

“They have proved themselves already in many tournaments they have played in. I believe they can win gold in Rio.

“For us overseas –based players who want to make the cut, it’s just about playing for your position and giving it your best shot. Not only are our local boys facing that but the international players as well.”

He arrived into the country yesterday with Flying Fijians fullback Kini Murimurivalu and lock forward Api Ratuniyarawa for a two weeks’ vacation.

Ratuniyarawa, who plays for Agen in France, shared on Fiji’s performance at the Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom last month.

“It was a good tournament for me and the team,”he said.

“Even though the team could not reach the Cup quarterfinal, the players performed well,” he said.

“They did their best and did all they can,” he said.

 

 

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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