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Vancouver Sevens: Surrey Five Ready To Rock BC Place

And among them are the Surrey Five, the ‘crowd pleasers’ who are planning on a bigger show of support for the Fijian men’s 7s team.
05 Mar 2020 13:15
Vancouver Sevens: Surrey Five Ready To Rock BC Place
Fiji fans at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. Photo: Asuad Ali

Sevens fans are getting all psyched up for the Canada Sevens in Vancouver this weekend.

And among them are the Surrey Five, the ‘crowd pleasers’ who are planning on a bigger show of support for the Fijian men’s 7s team.

Brandon Nair, Nawal Nair, Avi Kumar, Justin Singh and Vinny Reddy promise to rock the audience at the BC Place Stadium again this year.

The group created quite a stir last year, leading a wagon of fans in the stands and through the concourse, playing drums, singing and showing off their signature dance moves.

“We just can’t wait, let’s go bring it on”, said Brandon Nair, the team leader.

He said this year’s show will be more spectacular, he urges Fijians to join them and make noise.

Albeit Fiji’s 29-24 overtime loss to South Africa in the Los Angeles 7s, the group is optimistic about this weekend’s tournament.

“Fiji lost the LA 7s in overtime, that don’t mean they will not give their all. The team will bounce back.

“We just need to do our part, make them know we have their backs”.

Nair said Fijians need to keep believing in the team and good things will happen at the weekend.

It’s party time as the Canada Sevens rolls into town on the weekend.

High Intensity

With 16 teams, there sure won’t be a dull moment as fans can expect fast paced, high-intensity extravaganza over the two days.

While the action aplenty will be focused on the field and every team eye top finish, the best will win the championship on form and consistency.

But besides the high energy churning games, fans look to the event for its orthodox fancy and strange attires and indulge the party atmosphere.

In the last 4 years running of the event, Fijians have made statement for unique costumes, they’re easily recognised in the bleachers and concourse area.

From tradition i-Taukei outfit to Indo Fijian folklores garbs.

It all accentuates with the infinite drumbeats, dance and singing.

It goes without saying fans from other nations simply get the kick out of the Fijian show.

Canada Sevens has singled out Fijians as by far the loudest and craziest crowd of any visiting team at BC Place.

In a series of Tweets, it said “A passionate fanbase, they have a lot to cheer about this weekend.

“Not only are the most fun team to watch, playing with a flair that’s unmatched by any other country in the world.

“Blue Fijian flags are impossible to miss, as are their chants of “go Fiji go.

“It’s a culture. It’s a religion in Fiji”.

For sevens rugby, attires and partying, Fijians just can’t be beat. Go Fiji Go.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: oseab@fijisun.com.fj



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