Like winning the World Cup.
That’s how the captain of Fiji’s rugby sevens team described a record fourth successive triumph at the Hong Kong leg of the Sevens Series.
Famed for a party atmosphere almost unrivaled in the world of sport, Fiji enjoys the annual trip to Hong Kong more than most.
And it was no different this weekend, as the Fijians ran out 24-12 winners over Kenya in a lively final.
“The Hong Kong Sevens is like the World Cup in Fiji and four years in a row is like winning the World Cup,” said Fiji captain Jerry Tuwai.
The Pacific island is still reeling from the devastating impact of Cyclone Josie last week. Local media reported four people had been killed, while thousands of homes were flooded.
The situation could further deteriorate with another storm system expected to pass through the country early next week.
“It’s great to have done this for the people of Fiji and those who have been affected by the floods in Fiji,” explained Fiji coach Gareth Baber.