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Masilevu Takes On Challenge

Masilevu Takes On Challenge
July 05
11:00 2017

Vodafone Flying Fijians utility backline Benito Masilevu is keeping his fingers crossed as he hopes to win a spot in the starting line-up.

The former national sevens winger believes that there is a tough competition among the players on who is going to make the starting line-up.

“That sort of competition is norm,” Masilevu said.

“I’ve been playing as a substitute in the last two test matches and I’m looking forward to make the first fifteen and play the full eighty minutes. But it will all come down to the coaches on their selection but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.”

Masilevu has played against Tonga before and he knows what to be expected.

“This is a big task and this is for the World Cup and all things boils to that, we have a good squad of elite players from Europe and Fiji to do the job.

“There is a tough competition to compete for the wing and fullback position andz that is something we are all gunning for. There are other utility players like Timoci Nagusa who can play fullback as well.”

Masilevu was born in Savusavu, he attended St Bedes Primary School before moving to Suva to join Marist Brothers High School.

“After finishing high school, he joined the Fiji National University and completed his Diploma in teaching.

He started playing 7s rugby and was identified by former Fiji sevens assistant coach, the late Etuate Waqa, who included him in his squad.

His strong performance on the sevens circuit caught the eye of CA Brive head coach, Nicolas Godignon who later signed him-up.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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