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Superboot inspires Suva

September 07
12:00 2010

Written By : KELVIN ANTHONY. Known as the ‘Superboot’ during his hey days, Severo Koroduadua wants his former team to win the BSP Farebrother Sullivan Trophy from M.Recht Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji Nadroga on Saturday.
The man who became famous for his goal kicking prowess was at the BSP Pacific House branch as one of the guests while the Suva rugby team was presented with their outfit for the challenge against the Stallions.
At six foot plus, the 49 year old Galoa native is still a Suva rugby fan.
Now a policeman in Navua, Koroduadua was an asset for Fiji, until he dropped a crucial ball which cost the Fiji team at the 1987 World Cup a place in the last four.
That event had become the most celebrated by the French back then, but for ‘Superboot’, the bitterest memory of his rugby career.
“Dropping that ball in the first Rugby World Cup has been my worst experience on the pitch,” the gentle giant said.
But, as they say, life goes on and for Koroduadua, it has been exactly that.
“I remember when I used to play for Suva and winning so many trophies, but a lot has changed since then.
“It doesn’t feel good when I look back, for the past so many years, there’s been nothing in Suva’s cabinet.
Koroduadua said the players had a huge task ahead of them this weekend.
“I’ll be going for the challenge to Nadroga with the team and hope on our return from Lawaqa Park, the Farebrother trophy travels back with us.”
“The boys will have to stick with the game plan and listen to their leader on the field. They have to respect their captain on the field because discipline is very important”
“When Nadroga is on attack Suva needs to be in their half to defend well against the powerful Nadroga forwards.”
He said Suva went down in the Digicel Cup but the Farebrother challenge is a different ball game.
Nadroga has been having games week in and week out and that is something Suva will have to keep in mind.
“The only way for the boys to topple the Stallions on their home ground is by being firm and playing their hearts out.”
“And at the end of the day, it’s rugby that I wish to see win.”

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