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From Ba to Toulon

July 09
11:26 2013

By WAISEA NASOKIA

Josua Tuisova grew up in Votua, Ba and played touch rugby with village boys six days a week.
And he never dreamt that he would team up with rugby legends away from home.
Yesterday, the former Digicel Fiji 7s rep departed to join  Toulon Rugby academy in France where rugby legends likes Jonny Wilkinson (England), Frederic Michalak (France), Matt Giteau (Australia),  Rocky Elsom, Chris Masoe (NZ), Gethin Jerkins (Wales) and Bakkies Botha (South Africa) are.
And the talented centre is over the moon with the achievement.
“I am really happy to join Toulon,” Tuisova said.
“I never dreamt one day this is will happen, to get a contract in France. I believe this is the work of God because HE is in charge.”
Tuisova gave credit to his Westfield Tokatoka Barbarians 7s club for moulding him.
“I thank the club for nurturing me all these years,” he said.
“I will work hard to improve the quality of my game and to make the senior.”
His elder brother Filipo Nakosi is awaiting his final papers before joining Tuisova in France.
The duo are younger brothers of former national 7s captain, Pio Tuwai.

Westfield Tokatoka Barbarians head coach Epeli Lagiloa (second from left), and Josua Tuisova (third from left) at Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

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