It’s been an honor
representing the country in 7s Rugby to the World.
These were the words
of Aminiasi Tuimaba, one of two players from the national team who just signed
up for a Top 14 Club in France earlier this year.
While the 25-year-old
looks forward to joining Pau Club, his dream of defending Olympic 7s Gold won
in 2016, next year, remains his greatest interest.
While it’s every Fijian Rugby Player’s dream to represent the country at International level, playing for the Olympics is now the greatest honor of representation.
After winning Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, a small country, Fiji, broke google search record, with millions of people from around the world googling up for this tiny Pacific Island Nation.
The country’s celebration after, sets out a clear message to every rugby players. Winning at the Olympics is the greatest win they could bring back home.
Aminiasi Tuimaba, a Fijian speedster who recently secured a contract with France-based Top 14 club Castres Olympique- is one of the players who wants to be part of that history and win that gold medal in Tokyo come next year’s Olympics.
Tuimaba has also made arrangements with his club to make himself available for the Olympic Games as he doesn’t want to let this opportunity slip by.
Meanwhile, team captain Meli Derenalagi says the team were all looking forward to this year’s World event, but will now have more time to prepare since its been deffered to next July.
The players at the moment are continuing with their own personal training and are hoping for the full squad to return to full training once the COVID-19 restrictions in the country is lifted.