PM reminds players of responsibilities
September 18, 2015 5:18 am
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has reminded the Vodafone Flying Fijians players that they are the best the country can put up in the Rugby World Cup.
Presenting the team with its jerseys for the opening match against England tomorrow, Bainimarama said the side will be playing for all Fijians in Fiji and around the world.
It was an emotional moment for the Flying Fijians as they got words of encouragement from the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
“The people of Fiji are excited because you have brought Fiji Rugby to another level. You know what to do on the playing field, you know how to perform but we don’t want 14 players on the field, we want 15 players on the field. We don’t want 60 minutes game; we don’t want 80 minutes games. We want 90 minutes game from you players.”
Bainimarama told the team, they need to believe in themselves and not let anything affect their mindset ahead of the match.
In his capacity as the PM and also the Fiji Rugby Union president, Bainimarama also relayed the message of support from all Fijians and his Government.
The match which has received massive publicity, will be one, which sees the Flying Fijians try to end a winless drought against the hosts.
With the players given the support from the people of Fiji and its head, it’s now time to run onto Twickenham in front of 82,000 and do the nation proud as the entire country waits for 7am tomorrow.
You can watch the match live on FBC TV.