Nakarawa hopes they'll end 13-year-old drought
July 3, 2018 6:04 pm
Offload King Leone Nakarawa is hoping they will end their 13-year-old drought in this month’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
The French Top 14 star was part of the Fiji Airways Sevens 16-member squad that departed for the USA last night.
Nakarawa says it is time to bring back the prestigious Melrose Cup to the country.
“Melrose Cup has been missing from Fiji since 2005 and we have a huge responsibility ahead of us. There’s already 16 of us in the traveling squad and we’re vying for the final 12 and it requires hard work and sacrifices.”
Fiji had won the Melrose Cup twice in 1997 and 2005.
The team will be based in the state of Utah for 2 weeks before moving to the games venue a week before the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Baber will name his final 12 on the 18th of this month and the World Cup will be held from the 21st to the 23rd in San Francisco.