7 Jun 2006

Celebrations for Fiji's sevens team confirmed for next Monday

6:55 am on 7 June 2006

Celebrations for Fiji's first ever win in the International Rugby Board sevens series will be held on Monday in Suva.

The team arrives in Nadi tonight for a low key welcome ceremony at the airport, and tomorrow a traditional Fijian welcome ceremony will be held at the home of captain Semisi Naevo, before the motorcade heads to Suva.

Meanwhile, there's speculation that the celebration's organising committee have put foward a proposal to government to reward each player with a cash bonus of nearly six thousand US dollars - on top of the more than nine thousand US dollars for the team.

Chief executive officer in the Sports Ministry, Poasa Ravea says that decision will made in a special cabinet meeting this morning.