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The 1997 World Cup Sevens Rugby Tournament was the culmination of 22 years of sevens rugby on Hong Kong soil - with Waisale Serevi being the highest point scorer, and the Fiji team being crowned the "King of Sevens".
This souvenir sheet depicts the 1997 World Cup Sevens Rugby Tournament and the Fiji team being crowned the "King of Sevens". The miniature sheet consisting of 11 stamps, showing the 10 players, and the officials to commemorate the 1997 World Cup Sevens victory.
 
Fiji has been involved in the Hong Kong 7s from the very start. Fiji won the finals in 1977, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1991 and 1992. With a four year lapse leading up to the 1997 competition, the Fiji team dedicated itself to months of unpublicised mental, physical and spiritual preparation. The months of preparation paid off when the Fijians defeated the strong, almost formidable South African side in the final to bring home the Melrose Cup. In sevens, Fiji is considered one of the world's best. As the Brazilians are to soccer, the Fijians are to sevens rugby. And for Fiji, winning the 1997 Sevens World Cup was the culmination of 21 years of tough competition among the best rugby nations on Hong Kong soil.
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Top Row - left to right
The magical Waisale Serevi who first played in Hong Kong in 1989. He captured Hong Kong by surprise and the rugby world has been fascinated by the Gau man ever since. - Waisale Serevi was the highest point scorer.
* Taniela Qauqau - rover for Lautoka.
* Jope Tuikabe - flanker for Suva.
* Leveni Duvuduvukula - wing for Suva.
* Inoke Maraiwai - utility for Suva.

Featured below left to right are:
* Aminiasi Naituyaga - loose man for Nadroga.
* Lemeki Koroi - half, inside back for Suva.
* Marika Vunibaka - wing for Suva.
* Luke Erenavula - wing for New South Wales (Australia).
* Manasa Bari - wing for Otago (New Zealand).

1997 Fiji Sevens team officials
   
   
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