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We wish the Vodafone Fiji Bati team well during their first rugby league world cup match against Ireland.
The Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, had already sent his best wishes for the Vodafone Fiji Bati in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup in England.
He believes the Petero Civoniceva-led Fijians will be among the top finishers in the tournament.
We have heard of the huge support for the team from the Fijian community in Britain.
We have also heard of the superb team bonding.
They are also on a strict diet.
They are eating a lot of vegetables and brown bread.
They have been told to eat more proteins and less carbohydrates. For breakfast it is mainly brown bread for more fibre.
There is no white bread, less dairy and more fruits. Fluids are mostly water.
They have prepared well – physically, mentally and spiritually and are ready for the challenges that lie ahead of them.
The Vodafone Fiji Bati battle for the prestigious Rugby League Word Cup silverware starts on Tuesday against Ireland at Rochdale.
We must all be reminded that the Vodafone Fiji Bati team are ambassadors of Fiji.
This is something that we must be all proud of.
Fiji will be united all the time they play.
We must all be united in our support for the national team.
Even though they are playing thousands of miles away our prayers for them will bring us closer.
As a show of our support we should join them when they sing their chorus before the kick off – “Oqo na noqu masu.”
Fly a Fiji flag at home as a show of support for the team. For Petero Civoniceva and the team our prayers are with you.
We know that nothing is impossible for you. Remember this – “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
You have the talents and the skills to bring home the prestigious Rugby League World Cup trophy.
We know that you will put up a good fight as the Ireland match will provide a very good chance to measure the team’s strength in the match against Australia.
We are familiar with your performances and we all know your personalities and what you are capable of.
You are our heroes and we wish you well in your game against Ireland and likewise the other games.
May the good Lord be with you.
Go Bati Go!