Mata urges Fijians to keep their hopes high for the national team

Mata urges Fijians to keep their hopes high for the national team

By Marika Rasekaseka
Wednesday 13/09/2023
Photo:World Rugby

Olympian and Fiji Water Flying Fijians number 8, Viliame Mata has shared a post on his Facebook page saying Dei tiko Viti, which means Fijians needs to keep their hopes high for their National team as they focus on their second Rugby World Cup match against the Wallabies next Monday.

Mata says losing to Wales in their RWC opener was tough for them, but they held on to prove that they can play to the last minute and win a game against the Tier 1 teams.

He says even though it was a tough game, a great effort was shown by them.

He adds they are looking forward to their next game and hope they will turn the cards and win next Monday.

The Flying Fijians will now take on the Wallabies at 3.45am next Monday in Lyon.

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