It has been sleepless nights for thirteen year old, Manueli Rauqeuqe as only days remain before he makes his journey to Twickenham and deliver the match ball for the opening Rugby World Cup match between Fiji and England. The Drasa Avenue Primary school student is ready to run onto Twickenham Stadium which has the capacity of accommodating 82,000 people. Millions of people will watch this boy from Navakasiga in Bua live on television. Rauqeuqe said he has been training hard to be fully fit and ready to run onto the field and deliver the match ball on behalf of all Fijians.
Rauqeuqe will be accompanied by his mother and they will leave on the 16th of this month. His mother, Elenoa Senikuba said she is proud and excited to accompany her son and be part of something which will be a life changing experience for him. As part of his prize package, Rauqeuqe will have an official photo with the captains of all 20 participating teams to keep as a souvenir.The Vodafone Flying Fijians will face England at 7am on the 19th of this month in the Rugby World Cup opening match.