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  France –based winger Samisoni Viriviri anticipates an exciting weekend in Paris this week as the Vodafone Fijian 7s team are fixed on defending the World Sevens Series title. The
13 May 2016 13:51
Viriviri Ready
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France –based winger Samisoni Viriviri anticipates an exciting weekend in Paris this week as the Vodafone Fijian 7s team are fixed on defending the World Sevens Series title.

The Dratabu, Nadi, man was one of the five overseas-based players who joined the Ben Ryan-coached side for Paris-London 7s tournaments.

Viriviri is adamant of a positive weekend and was impressed with how the players have bonded together in camp.

“The boys are all preparing and blending in well and we are all looking forward to an exciting weekend,” Viriviri said.

The 28-year-old aims to do Fiji proud if selected.

“It will be an exciting weekend and I will do the talking on the field if selected,” he said.

As the Ben Ryan-coached side focuses on being the first Fijian team to win the series back-to-back and a gold medal in Rio, Viriviri believes this would only be made possible through the nation’s support.

“We are asking for the public’s support for the team, support us through prayers,” he added.

Stade Francais winger Waisea Nayacalevu said their aim was nothing else but to make the country proud.

“We want to create history and do something that our country can remember us for and that is being part of the first Fijian to win the series back-to-back.

“All these players are special and we have a winning target,” Nayacalevu said.

The Fijians currently lead the World Sevens Series standings with 147 points, South Africa second on 139 and New Zealand in third spot on 135.

The team plays Scotland at 5.44am tomorrow, Wales at 9.14pm and the final pool match against Samoa at 12.47am on Sunday.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj

 



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