Bati boys better for the experience

Broncos forward Ashton Sims knows exactly what Jarryd Hayne is talking about when he refers to his experience with the Fiji national team in the World Cup as a life-changing experience.<br><br>Hayne has been the form player of the NRL the past seven weeks, and the Eels superstar has claimed he owes it all to his time with the Bati. &nbsp;<br><br>It is a claim that has merit, according to Sims.<br><br>“I find myself doing a lot of things I never used to do, things that I learnt in the Fiji camp and I still do now,” he said.<br><br>“It is very relaxing and humbling and obviously it has worked for Hayne because he is absolutely killing it.<br><br>“Hayne is going absolutely awesome and he loved the whole experience.<br><br>“I loved playing for Fiji and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”<br><br>Fiji were the surprise packet of the World Cup, making it all the way to the semi-finals, where they lost to Australia.<br><br>It is an experience Sims says will live with him for the rest of his life.<br><br>“When the World Cup finished we went back to Fiji and we drove from Nadi to Suva,” he said.<br><br>“Everyone was out on the roads and meeting us and cheering us and the whole country really got into it.<br><br>“It was a pretty humbling experience.<br><br>“Just to get to the roots of where I’m from and just to see what my mum went through, because she grew up in Fiji. <br><br>“Everything over there is really laid-back, and I just loved it over there.”