WORLD CHAMPS

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - Photo: Ian Muir Naisa Koroi

Samisoni Viriviri’s smile lights up Twick­en­ham yes­ter­day as he scores against Aus­tralia. And the Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s team are crowned cham­pi­ons of the the 2015/16 Rugby Sevens World Se­ries. The 26-0 win over Aus­tralia en­sured the Voda­fone Fi­jians qual­i­fied for the Lon­don 7s quar­ter­fi­nals. They could then not be over­taken by sec­ond place South Africa on the points ta­ble. This is our sec­ond world se­ries ti­tle in a row.

That per­for­mance against Aus­tralia was un­be­liev­able. Our de­fence was just fan­tas­tic. I said to the boys, they weren’t just tack­les, they were tack­les from the heart. They were a bril­liant 14 min­utes of rugby from our boys. Ben Ryan

Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s coach

Rugby sevens sup­port group South Bay Davui, based in Cal­i­for­nia, USA, reached and sur­passed the tar­geted amount of $15,000 re­quired to pur­chase gym equip­ments for the Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s team. The fundraiser on www.go­fundme.com has reached a cur­rent to­tal of $15,721which was raised by 155 peo­ple who have do­nated money to help con­trib­ute to the Fiji 7s Road to Rio cam­paign. South Bay Davui has stated on their fundraiser page that be­cause of the lim­ited fund­ing avail­able for Fi­jian 7s team, the project to raise funds for the equip­ment will be huge boost to the side. “The Road to Rio con­tin­ues on with a lit­tle over three months to go be­fore our na­tional teams head into Olympic prepa­ra­tions in June. “So faced with lim­ited fund­ing (and a time crunch) the next fundraiser is for the pur­chase of gym equip­ments. The Gym Site is cur­rently be­ing cleared by the train­ing grounds at Up­ris­ing Re­sort, Pa­cific Har­bour.

Boost

“While our com­peti­tors like New Zealand, South Africa, and USA have ac­cess to Olympic train­ing sites & fund­ing, this project will be a huge boost to the Fiji 7’s Olympic prepa­ra­tions.” Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s rep Isake Ka­toni­bau along with the rest of the 7s team put up a video thank­ing South Bay Davui and ev­ery­one who has do­nated. “Bula vinaka South Bay Davui, Bula vinaka Fiji I take this op­por­tu­nity on be­half of the team and the man­age­ment to thank South Bay Davui and all the con­trib­u­tors to the pur­chase of our gym equip­ment.” South Bay Davui will source re-fur­bished gym equip­ments from the United States for ship­ping across to Pa­cific Har­bour by the first week of June.

Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s thank SouthBay Davui for do­na­tion

Photo: Ian Muir

Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s rep Vil­iame Mata sprints to the score line against Wales dur­ing the Lon­don 7s pool games yes­ter­day.

Photo: Ian Muir

Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s rep Samisoni Viriviri on the at­tack against Wales dur­ing the Lon­don 7s pool games yes­ter­day.

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