RLWC 2013 – Go Fiji Bati Go!

As a child growing up in PNG I was pretty much brought up around the awesome sport of Rugby League.

RLWC2012This hard hitting sport played by men that often look like Gods is most possibly the only sport known to mankind that consists of bodies bashing against bodies without any body protection for 80mns.

RLWC2013 - Fiji v AustRugby League is a fairly new sport in Fiji but is one quickly growing a following because quite frankly, the more aggression, speed and hard hits a sport has to it..the more Fijians love it!

RLWC 2013 - Fiji v RochdaleOur very our team appropriately named the Fiji Bati (remember in an earlier post I explain the word “Bati” to you) have been absolutely awesome in this tournament and play their last pool game this Saturday against England.

The team is made up of many Fijian boys that are playing in the NRL set in Australia and have gotten together to reconnect with their Fiji bloodline and play for country..truly inspiring considering many are born and bred in Australia..and are only reconnecting with their Fijian heritage for the first time now.

Fiji Bati Team Bonding Fiji with flags flying high, will once again stand still for 80mns to scream, laugh, cry and possibly want to throw things at the TV (as in my case..often) when the boys get on the field this weekend.

The image shows the Fiji Bati praying together before their game against Australia last week. *this is not my image btw

Good luck Fiji Bati!!

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