Olympic gold medalist and 7s World Cup winner Iosefo Masi says he does not want to do anything fancy in his pursuit to don the Flying Fijians jumper at the Rugby World Cup in France.
The 25-year-old Taveuni native who was the Fijian Drua’s top try-scorer (9 tries) in his maiden Super Rugby Pacific season said being himself would be his only aim.
“I’m just focused on what I’m doing and nothing fancy,” Masi said.
He said he is not looking at the bigger picture right now and will be taking each training session as it comes.
“I’m just focusing on my training to do well everyday.”
Masi said he was happy to be back on his home island and training with the team was a big boost for him and many youngsters that came to see their sessions.”
“The young generation here on the island was surely inspired by the team. i am sure the presence of the team will motivate them to one day reach that standard and don the national jumper,” he added.
Meanwhile, dual Olympic Games gold medalist and Swire Shipping Fijian Drua Head of Athletic Performance, Nacanieli Cawanibuka will join the Fiji Water Flying Fijians in their next base camp in Nadi.
Cawanibuka is not part of the training programme in Taveuni.
The Strength and Conditioning coach will put the side to work at the Fijian Drua site in Legalega, Nadi with the Sigatoka Sand Dunes also on the schedule.
Fellow S&C Coach and former England Rugby National Fitness Coach David Sylvester is on full throttle, setting the sides foundation at Welagi Village ground throughout the week.
The national team wraps up camp tomorrow before traveling back to the mainland on Sunday and marching into the waiting arms of Cawanibuka on Monday.
SOURCE: FIJI LIVE/PACNEWS