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Seeing Cup A Delight: Minmbi

Marist Brothers High School head boy and Deans Trophy Under-18 captain Christopher Minmbi was delighted to see rugby’s greatest prize, Webb-Ellis Cup for the first time yester­day. Teachers and students
19 May 2018 11:03
Seeing Cup A Delight: Minmbi
Marist Brothers High School U17 rugby side pose with the Webb Ellis Cup in Suva on May 18,2018. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva.

Marist Brothers High School head boy and Deans Trophy Under-18 captain Christopher Minmbi was delighted to see rugby’s greatest prize, Webb-Ellis Cup for the first time yester­day.

Teachers and students accorded World Rugby and Kamaishi Sea Waves Rugby Union and the coveted silverware a tradi­tional welcoming ceremony.

“I never dreamt of seeing the Webb-Ellis Cup being brought to the school that I at­tend, “the Papua New Guinea native said.

“It’s a massive honour to be part of this school and to see the Cup. The Webb-Ellis Cup is a huge symbol of the sport that we all love and one that all Rugby World Cup nations compete fearlessly every four years.

“I watch 15s and see the trophy on inter­net and television. I never thought of be­ing close to it, this is a huge honour.

“To have the Rugby World Cup 2019 Tro­phy Tour on our shores and at Marist Brother High School is indeed a huge hon­our and a very important one as it reminds us of what is at stake in Japan,” he said.

Minmbi, 18, who has been at MBHS for the past four years aims to be a Flying Fijian.

“Rugby is the only game we play in school and now that I have attended Marist, this is a per¬fect time to show what I have play¬ing in the deans.

“I want to thank the Lord for assisting me in my rugby career since I was a little boy. My aim is to be a Flying Fijian.

Edited by Osea Bola

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