It was quite special and we never dreamt these players would experience something like that, but I guess that was the blessing of the talent that the boys have.
This was highlighted by Fiji Water Flying Fijians Strength and Conditioning coach Naca Cawanibuka after King Charles III met with the Flying Fijians players yesterday.
Rugby has taken these young Fijian lads all over the world creating memories they will tell their grand kids. Like the Bati Leka used to protect our Chiefs in ages past back home. Today they did it for the British royals with a song prayer. Special boys🇫🇯❤️ pic.twitter.com/e9DMQ0Ox8T— Naca Cawanibuka (@cawnac_naca) September 22, 2023
Cawanibuka says when King Charles arrived, the boys stood on each side of the walkway as he walked through while the boys sang the famous song “Oqo na noqu masu”.
He says, basically what the boys did was what the “batileka” which the warriors back in our villages would do to protect their chief.
Cawanibuka says this was a great experience for the players.
The Flying Fijians will take on Georgia in their third Rugby World Cup 2023 pool match next Sunday at 3.45am.
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