Cel­e­bra­tion in Tu­valu

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Floyd Robin­son, Nas­inu

Some say real men don’t get too emo­tional but dur­ing the fi­nals of the Sevens Rugby fi­nals sev­eral Fi­jian men in Fu­na­futi, Tu­valu, could not hold back their tears. At the Na­tional Bank of Tu­valu, a for­mer Fi­jian school teacher could not hold back her screams as our gla­di­a­tors kept pil­ing in the points. At Filomona Lodge, a crowd of lo­cals and ner­vous Fi­jians held their breaths as the ref­eree whis­tle sig­nalled the be­gin­ning of a match that had the po­ten­tial to cause heart at­tacks but it was not to be as the (kaila) scream­ing could be heard some dis­tance away. Many Tu­val­u­ans also dashed to the near­est screen.

It did not take long be­fore lo­cal Fi­jians or­gan­ised a truck load of fans and mo­tor bikes, cheer­ing and wav­ing Fiji flags. Some­how there was no short­age of kava which tasted even sweeter. All in all, cel­e­bra­tions did oc­cur in the cap­i­tal of Tu­valu.

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