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Players sacrificed their Christmas holidays to keep up with their training   Sacrifice, perseverance and hard work were the ingredients behind the success of the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team
28 Jan 2019 09:51
Why We Won
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Kalione Nasoko dives over to score the first try against South Africa aduring the Cup semi-final of the New Zealand 7s at the FMG Stadium in Hamilton on January 27, 2019. Fiji won 29-7 before thrashing USA 38-0 in the Cup final. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ZoomFiji

Players sacrificed their Christmas holidays to keep up with their training

 

Sacrifice, perseverance and hard work were the ingredients behind the success of the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team when they walloped USA 38-0 in the Cup final of the New Zealand 7s in Hamilton last night.

Fiji Rugby Union John O’Connor told SUNsports that the players sacrificed their Christmas holidays  to keep up with their training.

“It has paid off tonight,” O’Connor said from Hamilton.

“I’m thankful to the players for the sacrifice they have made and the display they had put on has made every Fijian proud.”

After the Cup final, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama tweeted: “No better way to spend a family Sunday than by celebrating our 2019 Hamilton Champions. Vinaka boys– you brought great pride to every Fijian tonight.”

O’Connor said he’s grateful to all Fijian fans for their support in terms of prayers for the team.

“Also, for all Fijian supporters in New Zealand who were in Hamilton to cheer on the team for the past two days.”

 

SYDNEY 7S POOLS

Meanwhile, the Fijians will face Samoa, England, Japan in Pool A of this weekend’s Sydney 7s in Australia. USA are in Pool B along with Canada, Kenya, France.

Pool C have got New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Wales while defending champions Australia are Pool D where they take on top seeds South Africa, Argentina and an invitational side.

Edited by Osea Bola

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