Fijians celebrate the historic win by the Flying Fijians against Australia

Fijians celebrate the historic win by the Flying Fijians against Australia

By Marika Rasekaseka , Iliana Biutu
Monday 18/09/2023

It has been a day of celebration for all Fijians after the Fiji Water Flying Fijians defeated the Wallabies 22-15 this morning.

Sisilia Seviua says Fiji's win against the Wallabies is her 43rd birthday present and she will cherish the moment for the rest of her life.

She highlighted this while she tried to sell jam at the Suva Bus Stand this morning and is planning to organise a small party this afternoon.

Suva market vendor, Pinky Chand of Vatuwaqa says they were all jumping at the Suva market this morning when Fiji defeated the Wallabies.

Chand says this morning was different because all the Suva market vendors were focused on their phones to watch the game and cheer on her best player, Josua Tuisova.

The General Secretary for Suva United Market Vendors Association Krishin Kumar says what the Flying Fijians showcased this morning was history in the making.

Kumar believes the Fiji Water Flying Fijians will win against Georgia and Portugal and lead their pool.

Meriama Tarau of Makadru, Matuku in Lau says the game this morning was one of the best and will be an unforgettable memory.

Sairusi Taganeniwai of Nukubalavu in Savusavu says the people of Savusavu are proud of the Fijian gladiators at the Rugby World Cup and are hoping they will create history and win the Web Ellis Cup for the first time. Taganeniwai who is Frank Lomani’s uncle says the people of Nukubalavu are proud that one of their sons is also in the history books when the Flying Fijians defeated the tier 1 team.

Paulo Biutu who came from Sacramento to Fiji for a visit says he was impressed with the Flying Fijians performance and he is confident that if the boys continue with this level of commitment and dedication, they can reach the final.

A villager from Dravu in Tailevu says the boys have proven themselves that they can do better and they will progress further in their upcoming games.

The Flying Fijians take on Georgia on October 1st at 3.45am.

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