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Hayne Visit Boosts Team

San Francisco 49ers running back and former Fiji Bati rep Jarryd Hayne surprised the Vodafone Fijian 7s team at the opening of The Flying Fijians Pop-Up Bar in Sydney yesterday.
06 Feb 2016 07:01
Hayne Visit Boosts Team
From left: Savenaca Rawaca, Isake Katonibau, Osea Kolinisau, Ben Ryan, Pio Tuwai, Jarryd Hayne (Holding Jersy), Semi Kunatani and Vatemo Ravouvou. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ZoomFiji

San Francisco 49ers running back and former Fiji Bati rep Jarryd Hayne surprised the Vodafone Fijian 7s team at the opening of The Flying Fijians Pop-Up Bar in Sydney yesterday.

Fiji Airways manager public relations Shane Hussein said they were grateful to have Hayne who also inspired the players ahead of this weekend Sydney 7s.

“When we approached Jarryd to be part of the event he was more than happy to do so and we are grateful to have him,” Hussain said.

“The team presented him a jersey and Hayne also gave the players his ‘Fijian Falcon’ merchandises.

“The whole idea was to surprise the players.”

Hayne has also reassured the team he would be cheering them at the Allianz Stadium for today. The event ended up with the players and Hayne singing the famous gospel hymn Oqo Na Noqu Masu (This is my prayer).

The Flying Fijians Pop-Up Bar will allow supporters to enjoy rugby on the big screen.

Guests will be able to buy Fiji Bitter, choose lunch or dinner from a Fijian-inspired menu that has been designed in collaboration with celebrity Fijian chef and Fiji Airways’ culinary ambassador, Lance Seeto. They will also have a chance to try a tropical cocktail and also try some Kava over the weekend.

“We are the World Sevens Series  champions and we’re coming to Sydney for the first time. We know we have a huge fan base in the city and we’d love for them to support us when we’re here,” Coach Ben Ryan said.

 

Edited by Osea Bola

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