Skipper confident

Flying Fijian captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva. Picture: ATU RASEA

FIJI Airways Flying Fijians captain Domoniko Waqaniburotu is hopeful that the national side will continue with the impressive performance into the upcoming Rugby World Cup following the historic first ever victory against France last November.

Waqaniburoto, who first captained the Flying Fijians back in 2010, was handed the leadership role by national coach John McKee for the 2018 Europe tour, where the side lost to Scotland 54-17 before thrashing Uruguay 68-7 and upsetting France 21-14.

When questioned about Fiji’s chances of winning the Rugby World Cup, Waqaniburotu said with the talented players, Fiji could become one of the most dangerous teams in the tournament.

“Any team can win the RWC,” Waqaniburotu said.

“We are building this team and for me, I have to be positive going ahead in the buildup.

“We cannot focus on the last match of the RWC now but we have to focus on the buildup for the Maori All Blacks and the Pacific Nations Cup.

“It is to focus on one game at a time and work on getting the boys to jell together and build along the way.

“There are many individually talented players and if they can jell together then we can become one of the most dangerous teams.”

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