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Fiji Men's Rugby Team
The Fiji men's rugby sevens team breaks out into song after winning a gold medal on July 28, 2021. |

Fiji men’s rugby team 

After winning a gold medal last week, members of the Fiji men’s rugby sevens team united in song on the field. They sang the hymn "E Da Sa Qaqa."

“We have overcome, we have overcome, by the blood of the Lamb, in the Word of the Lord, we have overcome,” they sang in their native language. 

The Guardian reported that breaking into praise and worship songs is not uncommon for the Fiji men’s rugby team.

According to team captain Jerry Tuwai, “We always start with our prayers and songs, and we always end with our prayers and songs.”

“That song says that our God is a loving God, and that while we always tend to go stray from what He expects from us, He still loves us, and gives us good things,” he said.

The gold medal won by the Fiji team is one of two medals that the Pacific island nation has captured in the 2020 Summer Olympics thus far.

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at:

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