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Vatubua Excited

Vatubua Excited
France based Flying Fijians rep, Jale Vatubua at Grand Pacific Hotel on May 31, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
June 01
10:40 2017

Jale Vatubua is excited to be included in the Vodafone Flying Fijians squad for the first time.

The squad had their first training run in Suva yesterday for the upcoming five internationals starting on June 10 against the Wallabies in Melbourne.

And the 25-year old who has been playing for the last six years for Pau in the Top 14 rugby competition is looking forward to making his debut either against Australia, Italy, Scotland, Tonga or Samoa.

“I’m really happy and excited to be named into the Vodafone Flying Fijians squad for the first time,” Vatubua said.

“It’s a great privilege to be chosen to be in the national squad and I’m looking forward to make my debut for my country.

“I’ve been playing for 6 years now in the Top 14 competition in France and it has been a very exciting journey for me.

“I believe everyone’s goal is to win but for me personally to play to the best of my ability and our objectives will definitely follow.

“I am looking forward for the naming of the final squad this Friday and hopefully get some exciting news.

“At the moment I am a bit tired following a long flight and I hope to recover soon.”

 

Goneva aware of challenge

Veteran Vodafone Flying Fijian Centre Vereniki Goneva’s presence in the squad is expected to boost the morale of the young players as the side prepares for their first test match against the Wallabies on June 10 in Melbourne.

Goneva said he is expecting a tough competition in their first test against the Wallabies.

“I feel excited to be part of the Vodafone Flying Fijian side again as I am aware of the challenge ahead for us as our main goal is the Rugby World Cup qualification,” Goneva said.

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