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A ray of hope ... Fijian rugby international Timoci Naqusa carries Baby Mark while visiting Methodist Dilkusha Home at Davuilevu, Nausori, yesterday. With him is Deaconess Leba Laveti. Photo: Jona Konataci
June 12
07:45 2015

Timoci Naqusa believes giving to the homeless children is the best gift one can provide.

Naqusa, who plays for Montpellier Rugby Club in France, visited the children at Methodist Dilkusha Home yesterday with Vodafone Fijian 7s reps, Semi Kunatani, Samisoni Viriviri and Kitione Dawai.

“Our players who secured overseas contracts should not forget where it all stated for them,” Naqusa said.

“This is a blessing for me, it’s not what I planned, it’s something that comes from within and I would want to be a source of blessing to others. This is why I invited Kunatani, Dawai and Viriviri to accompany me.

“You will have a whole new life when you start your rugby career overseas but you need to be kind to unfortunate children.

“ I played rugby for Tailevu and Dilkusha Home is part of my life.”

Home Deaconess Leba Laveti commended the players.  “I’m so thankful to the Lord for blessing the players. The visit means so much to their younger brothers and sisters here,” Laveti said.

“The children were excited. They see these rugby players on television and in the newspapers. Today they meet them face to face.”

Naqusa said he wanted to play in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in September.

“I’ve been given a August 10 deadline. I will go back to France and complete my two weeks rehab. Fiji is well known for having world class wingers. But it will come down to who wants it more,” he said.

luke.nacei@fijisun.com.fj

 

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