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NI SA BULA TALE NA MATAVUVALE SA VAKABAUTI NI TOSO VINAKA TIKO NA BULA KEI NA VEIQARAVI ENA VANUA DUIDUI O NI SEMA KOTO MAI KINA,AU A SEGA NI SOGOTA NA ULUTAGA QO MAI NA YABAKI SA OTI ME YACOVA TIKO MAI QO,TOSO TIKO GA NA VEITALANOA ENA VUKU NI QITO LEWE YA VITU,E DA MAI TOKA ENA KARUA NI TUTU NI MAI CAVA NA 2011 KI NA 2012 ,DA SA NA TOMANA TIKO GA YANI ENA LOMA NI YABAKI OQO KI NA YABAKI MAI QO 2012/2013,NI SA WILIKA TIKO NA NI SA MAI RUA TALE NA TOURNAMENT E TOMANI KEDA YANI QO,WORLD CUP TALE GA NI SEVENS ENA LAKI CAVA TIKO KINA,DA SEMA TIKO GA ENA NODA VEITALANOA TIKO YANI ENA VUKU NI LEWE YA VITU,SEGA NI VAKUWAI KINA KINA KEVAKA O NI VIA CAU MAI ENA VUKU NI RAKAVI RARABA ENA NODA VANUA,MAI CAVA TOKA PRC,LEVU NA LOCAL PLAYERS,VAKA ME SA MUA TIKO NA VAKANANANU KINA LOCAL PLAYERS KEI NA KENA VAKAUKAUWATAKI MAI NA NODA I QITOQITO NAI TAUKEI,DA RAICA TIKO DABE TIKO ENA 14 NA WORLD RANKING NI LEWE NI TINIKALIMA,QAI VAKAUTA TIKO GA NA NOMUNI NANUMA ENA I ULUTAGA ME DA WARAKA TIKO YANI KINA NA KENA TEKIVU NA SEASON ENA YABAKI QO....
Sa wavoki tiko ina veikorokoro o Bai.....!@Stryka
warai veisiko qori kaila kaila
qo kemudrau au vakabauta sana qai lesu tale mai a nodra laurai mai na gone ena vei sotasota kece ga e caka ena noda vanua.baleta ni da raica toka na pool ni players sa tiko sara e vuqa na yaca ni minor unions,au kurabui mada ga niu rai na yaca mai cakudrove,koya vei JS kei roko Tani,sa levu ga na nodrau boys ga baleta ni o rau warai tiko madaga ni rawa na veiqaiyaki ena veikorokoro.
da warake vakamalua,au vakabauta ni sa na via donu qoka.io so ga na loma tarotaro se qai tiko ni warai ni on o rasiga,au dua na ka tale ga au nanuma me sa soli tale vei rau nai otioti ni lewa okoya me curu vana lewe ya tinikarua.koya ga ya o ira na cauravou me ra sa na namaka na kaukauwa ni tereni qo.savu na yame
Isa dou bula saka na turaga....dua tokaga noqu nanuma vakacava me sa kau lesu tale madaga mai o Waisale Serevi,baleta e sega saraga ni dua se sivia na nona vata gedegede ni coaching. Matai sa tiko vua na kila kenai karua na nona biuta na tamata i na dua nai tutu,kenai katolu na nona veicurumaki taki ira na qase ni timi kei ira na gone vovou...Keda raica vakamalua me qai rawa vakacava na qaqa ni gauna e lusi kina na timi e veisau kece saraga na tamata rawa ni Vo tiko beka ga e 4 se 3 na lewe ni timi ko lusi mai ya. Kena Vo ragone vovou kece,e na sega ni rawa ni da lako tu ga yani lai kau mai dua na gone e qito tu ga mai nakoro me lako sara i valagi unless if they give him some game time,vaka me ratou tour i dua ga na country e caka kina dua na sevens because all the coaches they want to see good combination. So better take this players around to any tournament in overseas like small tournaments before the big 1 started. Qori ga noqu nanuma isa vanuinui vinaka tiko na loma ni yabaki qo GOD BLESS YOU ALL.A
donu vinaka,ke sa rawa vei ira mai NZ me ra waraka me ruasagavulu na yabaki ra qai mai laveta tale na WC,au vakabauta sa dodonu ga me da solia na noda veitokoni,da laiva mada vei rau na turaga e rua qo me rau cakava na nodrai tuvatuva.
qi masi ga o,cola vina turaga nite,cava sa macala mai keri....vaka tale e dua na botu leka.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
FLASHBACK March 31, 1990. Our sevens gladiators are down 6-10 early in the second half of the Hong Kong Sevens final.
We have a scrum near the halfway mark. Pauliasi Tabulutu gets the feed right and tries a chip-over-the-top but his kick is charged down.
We are caught short on numbers on the blindside and two quick passes later New Zealand sensation John Gallagher sets off for a certain four-pointer in the corner. There is no cover defender in sight with the wizard (Waisale Serevi) sweeping but having to make up a lot of ground.
Chasing the backline utility is a Fijian forward wearing the number 3 jumper. Gallagher has a good 5-7 metre head-start over the number 3 in the counter-attack with the Fijians caught on the backfoot. Despite the lack of pace (in comparison to Gallagher), our gutsy prop (number 3) hurls himself with a desperate lunge as the Kiwi tries to shimmy his way past him down the touchline.
The number 3 gets his man and flings him over the touchline on the Fiji 22-metre line. The 'Magnificent Fijian 7' regroup and from the ensuing lineout they come away with what a Chinese journalist back then described as an "outrageous improvisation".
With a crowded blindside, the late Vesi Rauluni (hooker) flings out an underarm pass to Serevi. The Qarani magician, with a Kiwi hovering down on him, gives the ball a simple volleyball touch. It ends up about half a metre short of the vibrant midfield ace Noa Nadruku. The Namatakula sporting idol, in one motion, bends forward, gathers and keeps the flow of the ball alive with an incredible flick in between his legs.
The rest, about the famous over-the-head and in-between-the-leg pass, is history as the bearded Tomasi Cama (father of now New Zealand sevens star Tomasi) galloped some 70-odd metres to score under the posts. They rate it as the best all-time try of sevens rugby.
New Zealand could have easily gone 14-6 or 16-6 up had Gallagher scored. Instead Fiji was back in front 12-10 and in the end triumphant with two further tries to Nakorovatu giant Mesake Rasari.
The likes of Rasari, Nadruku and the coach (the late Ratu Kitione Vesikula) took most of the accolades. Serevi, when named best player at the tournament in 1989 after Fiji went down to New Zealand in the semi-final, had promised that he would return the following year and win the cup.
That he did and was named top performer for the second year running while Rasari collected the runner-up gong. Tukiti was brimming with confidence on the eve of that final.
Bring on the Kiwis, he had said, adding that he wanted "the world to know tomorrow" as to "who were the real champions of sevens".
It all unfolded as the script had been written. We have since gone on to win two world cup titles and seen the popularity of the shortened code rise to unimaginable heights. We have since seen the emergence of stars like Jope Tuikabe, Seta Tawake, Fero Lasagavibau, Apolosi Satala, Joeli Vidiri, Waisiki Masirewa, Aisea Tuilevu, Luke Eranavula, Marika Vunibaka, Filimone Delasau, Rupeni Caucau, Inoke Male, Semisi Naevo, William Ryder and Viliame Satala.
Some went on to play for New Zealand as well. Sevens helped lift our image on the international rugby scene, allowing our players to move on and venture into the full code. Top coaches and scouts from abroad, including Brad Johnstone, plucked raw and potential talent from sevens and turned them into match winners in fifteens.
In some ways a lot of our success (both individually and as a team) in the game now is because of that golden era of sevens from 1990-1992 (The three-in-a-row triumph at So Kon Po).
It started with Rasari's gigantic runs in 1990, followed up by Timoci Wainiqolo's s-t-r-e-t-c-h for an extra time winner in 1991 and finished off with a show of sublime handling and off-loading skills by Serevi in the mud and slush of 1992.
The 1990 team was for many our 'Dream Team' even though the 2000 team that conquered New Zealand in Wellington may have a thing or two to say about that. For every star that is born out of a moment, a game or a tournament, there is an unsung hero as well.
The unsung hero of that 1990 final was the number 3, now the new Fiji sevens coach, Alifereti Dere. If it wasn't for his timely tackle on Gallagher, New Zealand would have gone further up and who knows won the tournament.
Gallagher, who was no slouch when it came to pace, was later interviewed by the international media on why he struggled to make ground on the galloping Cama, knowing Cama, though a good winger, was no real speed merchant. Gallagher smiled and replied that the run down the touchline a minute earlier with the number 3 in hot pursuit had "taken the wind out of him".
Thanks for the memories Dere and we wish you and Etuate Waqa well. Let's get back in the system that hard-hitting approach of yours, Tabulutu, Rauluni and Nadruku blended with the flamboyance and free-flowing game of old.
Io sa toso tiko ga na noda sa voleka tiko yani ena kenai tekivu qo i Dubai,kei na noda nanamaki tiko yani vei rau na turaga e rua,sa da vakanuinui vinaka tiko ga ni na kau lesu tale mai na qaqa,io da kua sara ni nanamaki ni na totolo mai,da vaksamataka o ABS waraka ena loma ni ruasagavulu na yabaki sa qai mai qaqa tale ena WC,sana curu maliwa tiko ga yani na vei tukutuku e so e da rawa ni vaka tomika mai,me da veiwasei tiko ga yani kina.
bula **MATA**vinaka na vola ulutaga tiko kei na updatetaka tiko mai na veika eso sa caka tiko mai noda me baleta na qito lewe yavitu
KEREKERE GA VEI KEMUNI NA NODA ME DA TOKONI RATOU SA VEILIUTAKI TIKO KEI RATOU NA CAURAVOU SA QIRO TIKO E'NA GAUNA QO.
vinaka vakalevu **MATA**loloma yani...