Former Fiji 7s winger- Sireli Bobo believes the Gareth Baber’s current line-up has high chances of bringing home the Melrose Cup.
He has rated the current side better than any other team that has represented the nation at the World Cup.
“With our team that has been selected for the world cup this weekend, I believe it is a very good squad. I even believe the side is better than our team that won the world cup back in 2005. I am 110 percent sure that they can win it.”
Known for his speed and long paces, the 42 year-old also shared his experience when he was part of the side that won the Sevens Rugby World Cup back in 2005 under the guidance of Wayne Pivac and the wizard- Waisale Serevi.
He scored the last try that extended Fiji’s lead and also sealed their victory of winning the final 29-19 against New Zealand.
“I remembered the try that I scored against New Zealand. It was not only about me but the team work that we did towards winning that final. It is important for these boys to work together and not only win for themselves but their families and the country as a whole.”
Now 13 years later, the Ra native says winning the World Cup was a bonus for his rugby career.
“For me, the win was very special and being part of the side that won the Melrose Cup for the country was truly a blessing back in 2005.”
Meanwhile, Fiji is currently in second place in the World Sevens Series with 180 points behind South Africa- who leads with 182 points.
Bobo has also urged the public to come together and support the boys.
“Let us all come together again and support the boys. Let’s cheer them on and also remember them in our prayers.”
Sireli Bobo represented the national 7s team from 1998 to 2005.