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Village Hosts Hong Kong 7s Heroes

A traditional iTaukei ceremony of iVakama­maca was accorded to the players to honour their success.
01 May 2019 10:32
Village Hosts Hong Kong 7s Heroes
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s forward Paula Dranisinukula during the welcoming ceremony at Navuniivi Village in Nakorotubu in Ra. Dranisinukula captained the national 7s team to Hong Kong and Singapore. Photo: Wame Macedru

The Turaga na Tui Navitilevu, Ratu Paula Baleisasa and the people of the village of Navuniivi in Nakorotubu, Ra welcomed members of the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team to celebrate their fifth year-in-a-row win at the Hong Kong 7s.

The national 7s team captain Paula Drani­sinkula who also hails from the village and he was accompanied by Josua Vakurinabili, Meli Derenalagi, Terio Tamani and Aminiasi Tuimaba. Also present at the event was Master Tomasi Macedru and Fiji Navy captain, Josaia Buarua.

A traditional iTaukei ceremony of iVakama­maca was accorded to the players to honour their success.

It was special day for the Vanua o Navitilevu as the entertainment was provided by Senibua­sala and Drodrolagi Kei Nautusolo.

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s Aminiasi Tuimaba (left) and Meli Derenalagi (right( at Navuniivi Village in Nakorotubu in Ra. Photo: Wame Macedru

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s Aminiasi Tuimaba (left) and Meli Derenalagi (right( at Navuniivi Village in Nakorotubu in Ra. Photo: Wame Macedru

-Edited by Sheldon Chanel

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