Fiji Airways Flying Fijians players, Frank Lomani and Mesulame Dolokoto have turned down overseas contracts to remain in Fiji and focus on earning a spot for this years Rugby World Cup.
Dolokoto who made his debut last year says this time of year is about getting the body right for a big year, and he wanted to take the lead and focus on doing that here in Fiji.
He says he wants to give himself the best chance to be selected and that means getting the body right and being ready if he gets the chance.
Flying Fijians half‑back Frank Lomani has followed suit with his Suva-based team mate, also choosing to deny off-shore deals to remain in Fiji.
Lomani says this is a big year for him and for the boys who are working towards a place in the Flying Fijians team.
Lomani adds he does not feel the need to be overseas adding they have all the resources they need here in Fiji to be world class.
He says they have the gym, the coaches, the fields and if they want to reach the semi finals in the World Cup, they are already professional enough with the resources in Fiji to achieve that.
Dolokoto and Lomani have reunited with fellow Swire Shipping Warriors and Drua team mates to form a pre‑season squad in Suva and the pair say the comraderie amongst the tight knit group makes the gruelling sessions worth the pain.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.