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Serevi believes

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Waisale Serevi at Swangard Stadium Waisale Serevi at Swangard Stadium Waisale Serevi believes the Vodafone Flying Fijians will make serious noise come the Rugby World Cup 15s in October.

The Seattle, Washington based IRB 7s Hall of Fame made the comment following Fiji's triumphant 39-29 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup final win against Manu Samoa yesterday at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Serevi told Sportsone the Flying Fijians have found the niche but stressed the importance of fitness and form; the formula would just be enough to turns heads in England.

"Fiji has great set of players", said Serevi. "I'm impressed with the way the team has come along".

"The boys played with a lot heart and determination. The game was more of redemption".

Serevi said the side turned 'stout heart' when the stakes were so very high.

The former Fijian great said the Flying Fijians must now focus its attention to the WC.

"Fiji needs to get serious about WC and I'm confident the team will spring surprises". 

"Hundreds who turned at Swanguard Stadium to support their former countrymen deserve plaudits".

Serevi said the coaching staffs have done a great job and they deserve a special mention.


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