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Rauqeuqe And Waikoula Departs

Thirteen-year-old Manueli Rauqeuqe left the country for London yesterday. “This is of great boost to me travelling for the first time to the Rugby World Cup and actually delivering the
17 Sep 2015 10:51
Rauqeuqe And Waikoula Departs
Manueli Rauqeuqe with mother Lelea Senikuba at the Nadi International Airport (left) and Waikoula kei Tavua team. Photo: Luke Nacei

Thirteen-year-old Manueli Rauqeuqe left the country for London yesterday.

“This is of great boost to me travelling for the first time to the Rugby World Cup and actually delivering the ball for the opening match,” Rauqeuqe.

“I count myself lucky out of all the young Fijian boys because of this opportunity.

The Bua native was sponsored by the Rugby World Cup logistics partner DHL and will deliver the match ball in the opening game between England and Fiji on Saturday at 7am (Fijian time).

 

Waikoula Kei Tavua

Also accompanying Rauqeuqe in the flight yesterday was the famous local band Waikoula Kei Tavua.

The Waisale Vuniwaqa-led side will also be providing few entertainments in London in particular in the opening match on Saturday.

“This is a lifetime opportunity to watch our rugby boys at the world cup.

“We didn’t expect this but it was all in God’s plan. We thank the Government for supporting us in this tour,” Vuniwaqa said.

The group would perform some of Fiji Rugby’s organised activities and would provide entertainment for the team and the fans.

Feedback: luke.nacei@fijisun.com.fj

 

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