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Fiji at a stand-still

September 18, 2015 8:00 pm

Fiji is at a stand-still as almost all eyes are glued to their TV and ears to the radio this morning watching the most anticipated match of the World Cup – the opening match between the Flying Fijians and hosts England.

Chants of Go! Fiji! Go! echo from homes, restaurants, guard houses, police stations from kick off at 7am.

We now join our sports journalist Jale Daucakacaka who is going around the capital, capturing Fijians cheering on their home side.

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“People have been waking up early to catch the live match between Fiji and England. It’s been a cracking game so far between the two sides. Fiji is putting up a good fight to what has been a strong English side and that was expected. For those who have not been able to watch the game at home they were able to do so in restaurants in Suva. I’ve just been to McDonalds in Suva, it’s jam packed with people from all walks of life, jjust to catch a glimpse of the team taking on England. The streets are empty so far as I have seen this morning.
Here in Raiwaqa, outside Suva people are all indoors cheering on the boys.”

Meanwhile, the British High Commissioner to Fiji Roderick Drummond is hosting a breakfast for members of the diplomatic corp this morning to watch the opening of the Rugby World Cup and the opening match between Fiji and England.

Amongst those present are the US Ambassador to Fiji Judith Cefkin and the French Ambassador to Fiji Michel Djokovic as well as the Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald.

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