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Canadian Fijians to ride out night Canadian Fijians to ride out night Die-hard Fijian 7s fans will again deprive sleep tonight to catch the Day Two and the final day of actions of the Paris Sevens in France.


France, which is 9 hours ahead of Vancouver and with the games airing between 10pm and 7am, the loyalists say they will repeat the ritual of an all nighter again.

Many agreed, while they will be groggy literally with the gradual consumption of ‘Kava’ the tradition Fijian drink of choice, nothing will distract them from catching the glimpse of their former countrymen win the Paris Sevens and extend their lead on the IRB World Sevens Series table.

“We have a game plan of our own”, said Talat Khan, a regular patron at the Canadian Fijian Cultural Center in Surrey.

“We will get warmed up on a slow ‘spin’ of Kava and following the Australia win in Cup Quarters, the strong 50 member club will raise the tempo of ‘swipe down for a bit’ and then taper it down to watch the next round of Fiji’s match-ups.

“It’s not about getting wasted right off the back. We need to follow the whole thing and upon winning the Paris Sevens the mood will defiantly change to a binge celebrations”.

Trucker, Mohammed Rizwan who is also a member of the club, said he is wagering Fiji to beat Australia and set up a grand final date with Blitzbox.

“With the inclusion of Josua Tuisova, Leone Nakarawa, Waisea Nayacalevu and Samisoni Viriviri, the Paris Sevens is Fiji's to lose”, said a confident Rizwan.

He predicts Fiji to win it all in Paris, France.

Fans,Sportsone spoke to today say they all have made plans to hunker down in homes and social clubs with refreshment of their liking and ride out the night before the TV and live feed on HSBC website.

Fiji leads the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series with 147 points, followed by South Africa-139, New Zealand-135 and Australia on 115.

 

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