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Sale's Sevens Diary - Keeping focus Underline 29 May, 2011
Digicel Fiji 7s team manager, Sale Sorovaki.
Bula Everyone. 

We had a church service with the Fijian Community at the Dreghorn Barracks Community Centre on Friday night. It was a jersey presentation ceremony and the Fijians in Scotland had a chance to meet the players. The Fijian Community put up a dinner before we presented our Sevusevu to the Community. 

The idea of having it at the Barracks was to keep reminding the players of the importance and the reason of us being here. Sometimes, our players seemed to get carried away when on overseas tours and often get sidetracked and lose focus. We wanted to meet with the Community but also keeping them focused on the job. About 100 people were present and the sermon was delivered by Corporal Bill Kama. 

I then presented the jerseys before we sang the National Anthem and then the benediction was offered by Corporal Kama. We had dinner and we presented our Sevusevu before we shared a few bowls of grog with the soldiers. They were all very excited and asked questions about Fiji. It was also overwhelming to see and feel their support. Some of us even had close relatives here and we were humbled to have met them. 

Filimone Savou (Jo Savou’s son) is also here with us. He came with Charlie Charters’ family. Charlie was of course the former Fiji Rugby Union marketing manager. It was a good boost for the team and very emotional for the Digicel Fiji 7s coach to see his son after one year. 

Today is game day and we hope to progress to the knockout stages. We were disappointing against Scotland, average against USA but showed glimpses of what we can do against Samoa. We will be up against Australia in the quarters. Mark Lee, the Scottish team manager, was disappointed that they missed out qualifying by a mere two points. 

Had Scotland scored another try against USA, they would have been through to the quarters instead of us. I was watching that game with great trepidation. The Aussies were cheering for Scotland (trying to avoid us in the quarters). Well, I guess we’re ready to go. 

Vinaka. 

View photos of the team at the England and Scotland 7s on Fiji Rugby's facebook page.

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