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Watch NZ, Fiji clash, says New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters

New Zealand deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs said this is what rugby means to the two neighbouring coun­tries
01 Mar 2019 18:00
Watch NZ, Fiji clash, says New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters
Veteran New Zealand 7s forward Tim Mikkelson doing gym work in Las Vegas, USA on February 26, 2019. Photo: World Rugby

Expect another cracker if the Fiji Air­ways Fijian 7s team meet up with New Zealand at the USA 7s in Las Vegas this weekend.

New Zealand deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs said this is what rugby means to the two neighbouring coun­tries.

“I have been watching and it is sad to see the guy (Sevuloni Mocenacagi) who did the tack­le being banned for four games,” Peters said.

“Going into the USA 7s to miss three games is a loss for Fiji but you are loaded with tal­ents.”

Peters played for the NZ Maori during his playing days.

“I missed out on the final New Zealand Mao­ri team that came here in 1972 and I always regretted that. New Zealand admires great athletes like sports people but I can remem­ber seeing Fiji playing in the 1950s, when you had a fantastic winger in Joe Levula.”

 Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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