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Dubai Next Stop For Botitu

It was a proud moment for 20-year-old Vilimoni Botitu to be given the opportunity to represent the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team at the 2018 Oceania Sevens Championship. Botitu was
11 Nov 2018 12:18
Dubai Next Stop For Botitu
Vilimoni Botitu

It was a proud moment for 20-year-old Vilimoni Botitu to be given the opportunity to represent the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team at the 2018 Oceania Sevens Championship.

Botitu was one of the stars for the Vodafone Fijian Under-20 side that won the World Rugby U20 Trophy in Romania where he became the target of several French clubs.

“It is a great moment for me to wear the white jersey and represent my country in the Oceania 7s,” the Lavilawa lad from Ba told SUNsports.

“Previously, I was part the under-20 team that went to Romania and I feel fortunate to be part of that team as it created a lot of opportunities for me like now I’m part of the Fiji men’s 7s side.

“To be honest I never expected to be part of the Fiji 7s team at the early stage of my rugby career but I count that as my blessings.”

Botitu said he’s aiming to keep improving his performance and skills as well.

“At first it was quiet challenging for me to adapt to the sevens game as I was used to playing fifteens rugby.  To make the sudden switch to sevens was a challenge for me.”

The former Natabua High School student said he is hoping to secure a spot in the final squad for 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series opener in Dubai.

 

Edited by Leone  Cabenatabua

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