'This game is unreal' says Sevens try star Bulumakau
HIS expression told the story for Gloucester Rugby and their young hopefuls on Friday night.
After helping lead the Cherry and Whites to victory at The Rec, Andrew Bulumakau simply said: "This game is unreal."
The Fijian recruit, who was one of three South Sea Islanders playing in cherry and white, now waits to see if the club will take him on after a brave performance in Bath.
Previously of Gloucester Premier champions Drybrook, he showed that he has the stamina, speed and strength under floodlights on Friday.
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He will surely be picked up somewhere down the line.
It was Bulumakau's sprint to the line in the final seconds against Saracens that gave Gloucester a spot in the J.P Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s final against Leicester Tigers.
"It gets you more up for the game when you know the crowd is cheering behind you," he said.
"It helped me score the try. It's an unbelievable feeling, one I will remember for the rest of my life.
"I am knackered, totally knackered. Ten minutes of sevens, you can tell it takes a lot out of everyone."
And now he is hoping to break his way into the Gloucester Academy.
"Hopefully it turns out well," he added. "But we will have to see after tonight. Hopefully."
And, if he does, he will train alongside Gloucester's pace man Steph Reynolds, also a Hartpury product.
The 19-year-old, who scored an early brace in the final, said: "It was definitely one of the hardest nights of my life but the boys dug really deep in the end.
"This time last week, we were a little disappointed to lose to Worcester. We wanted to win all three games but I thought we turned it round brilliantly.
"I am in my second year with the academy at Gloucester and playing for Hartpury as well.
"It's just good to be a part of. Any game for Gloucester is good, whatever competition you play in. It's just brilliant to play in it, let alone win it.
"It just gives us good confidence, brilliant confidence really. It will put us in good stead for the season."