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PUBLISHED : Friday, 31 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 31 March, 2006, 12:00am

PACIFIC PRINCES


It's rugby's holy trinity - Hong Kong, Sevens and Fiji. There is not one, without the other. Fiji have played in every tournament and have a special relationship with our city.


Hong Kong brings the best out of Fiji - the country synonymous with the shorter game and the true guardians of the sevens spirit. What Brazil is to football, Fiji is to sevens. Over the years they have thrilled the fans with their audacious approach, combining flamboyant handling, power-packed running and brutal tackling.


From Senivalati Laulau to Waisale Serevi and Vili Satala, Fiji have paraded a galaxy of stars who have fired the imagination.


In the 30 years of the Sevens, Fiji have been in 19 finals, winning a record 11. No other team have come close to matching their record.


Fiji may lack the forward power for XVs success, but in sevens - especially here - they rule.