The Fiji Airways Flying Fijians will head into RWC2019 with the blessing of the Vanua and the 15 provinces of Fiji and this was made more special this year when the Tui Namosi Ratu Suliano Matanitobua presented Head Coach John McKee and Captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu an iconi tanoa on behalf of his province.
The team were in Namosi for a team-building program as well as a community engagement program.
Flying Fijians Head Coach John McKee said the tanoa will mean a lot as it will remind them of the fans back home when they are at the Rugby World Cup in Japan next month.
Flying Fijians Captain -Dominiko Waqaniburotu said they truly appreciate this kind of support from the Tui Namosi and his province and the people of Namosi ahead of the RWC2019.
Coach John McKee said it’s very important for our players to connect with the people they represent and he was very pleased with the way the day turned out.
He said they were out of their comfort zone and had to learn to work together and synergise in order to achieve the activity outcomes we had planned for them.