Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou, today, urged the Flying Fijians to continue its winning momentum at the Rugby World Cup which kicks off in England next month.
In welcoming the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup winners, Minister Tuitubou thanked the players for their performance over the past months in which the John McKee – coached side beat, Tonga, Japan, and Samoa.
“Congratulations to the team for winning the PNC title. This is an important year for rugby and Fijian rugby especially as we gear up for the rugby World Cup in England later this year,” Minister Tuitubou said.
“All Fijians and fans here, (Fiji) and abroad are proud of you for your achievement in bringing the PNC title home.”
Minister Tuitubou however, reminded the team that the work was not completed yet with the RWC beginning next month.
“The hard work begins now and Fiji will be closely following your preparation as you head to England in September,” Hon. Tuitubou added.
“We are all aware of the Pool of ‘pride’ as the President said, and the nation is looking forward to the Flying Fijians causing a few upsets when the RWC starts on September 19(Fiji time).
Flying Fijians Coach, John McKee said the boys were proud to see the Minister greet them on their return adding that the players are aware of the task at hand in preparing to carry the hopes of the nation at the pinnacle of world rugby.