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PM calls on nation to learn from Flying Fijians

October 10, 2015 5:02 am

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has called on the nation to learn from the teamwork demonstrated by the Flying Fijians in London during the Rugby World Cup.

Having returned from London watching three of the four Flying Fijians matches in the Rugby World Cup, Bainimarama says he came away convinced that the Flying Fijians – and the nation they represent so well – have what it takes to make it to the top.

In his Fiji Day message, he is appealing to the whole nation to learn from the teamwork seen on the rugby field in recent weeks

He says we can have our differences and disagreements but we should all strive to play together as members of one team – Team Fiji – with the sole aim of making our nation great.

Bainimarama says our boys were up against the greatest teams in world rugby and while they were beaten in some of the deciding games, their performance on and off the field was truly inspirational and a source of pride for every Fijian.

He says the Flying Fijians established once and for all that Fiji – a small island nation with none of the wealth of its principal competitors – is now one of the greats of world rugby.

This Independence day, Bainimarama says – is a time to put politics aside and celebrate the things that bind us together as Fijians – which are our love for our nation, our love for God and our love for each other.