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Fijian Fans Aim To Make Noise, Party

If you think Fijians will be outnumbered during the Canada Sevens in Vancouver, than you’re wrong.
07 Mar 2020 12:52
Fijian Fans Aim To Make Noise, Party
Fijian 7s fans in Vancouver show their support on March 5, 2020 as they look forward to the start of the Canada Sevens in Vancouver on Sunday at the BC Place Stadium. Photo: Asuad Ali

If you think Fijians will be outnumbered during the Canada Sevens in Vancouver, then you’re wrong.

The Lower Mainlanders will be joined by the thousands that are coming in the droves from across Canada.

Diehards from the Alberta, Edmonton and Calgary and Toronto will be represented.

Fans from around Seattle, Portland and California also make the trip.

And since the inaugural event in 2016, Fijians have made a statement for being the loudest against any other nations in the weekend long event.

With the blue and white garbs, the flag bearing fans are ready for the Canada Sevens extravaganza.

Salendra Raj says, there is always that oozing confidence in the team despite the Los Angeles 7s final loss to South Africa.

“Fijians are rugby loving people,” said Edmonton’s Raj, who had bus-pooled for 12 hours with 10 friends.

“We always have confidence in the team. Ask a Fijian and they will tell you exactly how they feel about the team and their top choice to win the tournament.”

Former Fijian 7s winger Levi Tamaivena who travelled from Seattle, Washington, says, he never doubts the team even if they’re having a bad spell of a game.

“It may sound like over the top statements, but Fiji can only be beaten through complacency, really,” he said.

Levi said all the team need to do is remain focus, play smart and for one another as a team”.

Canada Sevens says Fijians make the biggest backdrop at the BC Place Stadium.

Over 20,000 made the last four, (2016-2019) running of the Canada Sevens.

Edited by Osea Bola

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