Fiji 7s captain Tuwai plans for 2018


tuwaiSeremaia Tuwai aims to lead by example and become a better player in 2018.

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain made the comment yesterday as part of his New Year resolutions.

The 28-year-old, Buca Bay, Vanua Levu native is looking forward to spending Christmas with his family and hopeful to win the 2017/2018  World Sevens Series title.

“I will spend my Christmas with my family and spend as much quality time as I can because I will be busy next year,”Tuwai said.

“My New Year’s resolution is to lead by example for the team, become a better player and win the World Sevens Series title.

“After leading the side as the captain for the first cluster in Dubai-Cape Town it was normal for me as I was accompanied by lot of experienced players.

“They all played an important role taking the burdens off my shoulder.

“Overall it was a great and learning experience for me.

“During the Dubai 7s one thing that affected our overall performance was discipline where we had to play with only 10 players during the semifinals against the most experienced team, South Africa.

“We learned a lot from the tournament but I feel we got robbed in Cape Town.

“But we will try hard to do well in the Sydney-Hamilton 7s tournaments next month.

“One thing that I feel is lacking in the young players nowadays is the passion for the sport of rugby because most confuse their career with fame and I believe fame is nothing if you cannot win the tournament.

“In sevens rugby all teams are tough to beat right now and we are expecting a more physical battle in the Sydney 7s since we are pooled against top teams such as New Zealand , Samoa and Wales.

“We will take one game at a time and will progress after each game we play.

“My advice to the young players would be to concentrate on creating history and making the country proud rather than opting to become famous.”