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‘It’s Time To Win After 5 Years’

Vodafone Fijian 7s rep Pio Tuwai believes Fiji can end their five-year winless jinx at the Wellington 7s this weekend. He was a member of the Fiji team that defeated
25 Jan 2016 15:59
‘It’s Time To Win After 5 Years’
Vodafone Fijian 7s Pio Tuwai with his fans in Nadi . Photo: Luke Nacei

Vodafone Fijian 7s rep Pio Tuwai believes Fiji can end their five-year winless jinx at the Wellington 7s this weekend.

He was a member of the Fiji team that defeated Samoa 19-14 in the Cup final in 2010.

“It has been long since we won the Wellington 7s,” he said.

“But the team is really looking forward to a good start at the Cake Tin.”

Tuwai said the 14 players selected by Ben Ryan should have no excuse of performing to expectation.

“All teams are strong and we are not going to look down on any of them,” Tuwai said.

“We will just worry about improving our defence and attack so that we can achieve our goal.”

However, he said New Zealand will be a team to beat with the inclusion of 15 reps like of Sonny Bill William.

“We will not be discouraged by their inclusion as we are confident. I’m ready to prove that coach Ben Ryan has made the right decision in selecting me and I’m ready to do my part.

“I plead to rugby fans to remember us in their prayers.”

 

Family support
Tuwai said his close family and relatives have been very supportive since the death of his wife Irinieta Sadria in 2014.

“Since my wife died I’ve never lost hope or look down on myself. I thank my parents for supporting me and my two children. They are always encouraging me to strive for excellence and trust in God.

“They always advised me not worry about my kids because they will look after them when I am away representing Fiji overseas.”

The team depart for Wellington tomorrow.

 

 

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: luke.nacei@fijisun.com.fj



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