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Kolinisau To Earn 50th Cap

Kolinisau To Earn 50th Cap
April 15
12:02 2016

The world-class sevens captain told his parents he was trading tertiary books for rugby boots


Vodafone Fijian 7s captain Osea Kolinisau will be running out for his 50th cap during this weekend’s Singapore 7s.

The Namuka-i-Lau lad will be the first Fijian to reach this milestone achievement.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday his mother, Arieta Kolinisau, said the news of her son’s achievement was a surprise to them.

“I was surprised when I heard my son would be playing his 50th cap this weekend.

“Osea was always a playful child growing up. The only time he took a break was when he slept.

“And I’d always tell myself he might become a good rugby player,” Arieta said.

And so he did. But unlike his mother, his father Pastor Tui said he never thought his son would be so serious about playing given his built.

It was not until one day, the now world-class sevens captain told his parents he was his trading tertiary books for rugby boots.

“When he went to the University of the South Pacific he told us he wanted to play rugby and so he quit studying. I reminded him to play at the highest level.

“I know it is his faith which has kept him going to this day.

“Osea is a faithful player. Every time he goes for training he doesn’t want to be Number Two. He always aims to be Number One.”

Before the skipper departs the country or before he takes on the field he would call home asks his father to pray for him and the team.

“We always talk on the phone whenever he’s away and so I’d ask for God’s guidance to be with him and the team.

“After every game he calls and we always thank him for his performance and we wish the best of luck in his next game.”

Kolinisau debuted for Fiji in 2008 in the Dubai Sevens tournament.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa



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