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Experienced Bai aims to make his mark at Tigers

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Fiji international Seremaia Bai will call on his wealth of experience to make his mark at Leicester Tigers.

Bai arrived at Welford Road this summer after two seasons at Castres Olympique, where he won the French Top 14 title in 2013 and finished as a runner-up last season after his last-minute match-winning drop goal against Montpellier in the semi-final.
The 35-year-old has played 49 times for his country, including nine appearances at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups, and landed a European Challenge Cup title during a four-year spell with ASM Clermont Auvergne.
Bai, who can play at fly-half and centre, aims to call on that experience as he enters his first season at the club.
“I am here to work hard, to train hard,” said Bai. “I want to use my qualities in whatever way I can to help the team.
“I am a village boy from Fiji. In Fiji you don’t grow up in an Academy, you learn as you go along, so whatever qualities I can bring to the team I will try to bring them.”
Bai says that despite his vast experience he is learning all the time in his new training environment at Oval Park.
“I have been playing for a long time and I expected it to be tough,” he said. “I am used to getting bashed in pre-season but I think the way they prepare here is amazing.
“I am learning every day, so it’s quite exciting. I still want to learn. I still want to better myself.”