Sacrifice and commitment by the Raiwasa Taveuni rugby 7s team off the field has been a booster in their performance in the Fiji Rugby Super 7s Series.
The furthest travelling team in the past two tournaments at Lawaqa Park and Prince Charles Park coming all the way from Taveuni remains in the top four position on the Super 7s Series points table.
There sacrifice and commitment as a team started back at their own plantations seeking funds to assist their club fundraising in order to cater for their boat fares and other costs to reach the games venue.
Team manager Seba Vulakoro said team work on and off the field has enabled them to travel places and showcase their talents.
“All of these boys are farmers and they have been working on their farms and helping with the team fundraising back in Taveuni to cater their finances for travels,” said Vulakoro.
“Our boat fare itself is close to $2000 one way and then we had to fundraise in-order to cater other little cost.
“We are thankful for Fiji Rugby for giving a chance to participate in the tournament and they have also given us some money to help us in the tournament and we are grateful.
Raiwasa Taveuni is at second place with 36 points after bowing out in the cup semifinal against Police White last weekend.
However, the Taveuni based side will be a team to look out for in the third leg in Vanua Levu next month.
Raiwasa Taveuni is pooled against Army, Tabadamu and the 16th team to be confirmed from the North in Pool C.