CAPTION: PM Voreqe Bainimarama with the National Sevens team in Russia.

Maintaining Fiji’s prominence in the field of rugby was a key highlight to Fiji’s national sevens rugby team to the 2013 Moscow World Cup.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama pointed this out as he officially handed over jerseys to Fiji’s national team this afternoon in Moscow. At the event, the head of government reminded them of the support they have from all Fijians including those that have travelled to watch the games in the Russian capital.

“You have only four days here in Moscow to make sure that we maintain the name of Fiji and rugby”.

“Fiji is well known for many things and the most prominent is our peacekeeping duties and our rugby talents. It is important that you maintain that for all Fijians”.

The head of government said that in order for the team to be successful during the tournament, they needed to work closely with each other.

“The most important thing is to be alert and to make sure that each of you support each other and play hard.”

Today’s event also saw the Prime Minister commend the Fiji’s Women’s National Rugby team.

“I’m proud to be here today to witness the growth and development of rugby amongst our young women who have made it this far to the world tournament – Vinaka Vakalevu”.

The Prime Minister presented jerseys to both rugby teams at the Crown Plaza in Moscow, following his arrival this afternoon into the capital of the Russian Federation.



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