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Deve Enjoying Rewa Rugby Ride

Deve Enjoying Rewa Rugby Ride
Rewa rugby fullback Apenisa Deve
May 16
11:02 2018

Rewa rugby fullback Apeni­sa Deve believes his dream of becoming a Flying Fijian is slowly materialising.

Deve is one of rising stars mak­ing a mark for the Rewa team in the 2018 Skipper Cup Premiership competition.

The passion for playing rugby is what keeps the 22-year-old of Lokia, Rewa native going.

“Rugby is the only game we play in school and in the village,” he said.

“Now I’ve joined Rewa, it is a per­fect time to show what I have play­ing in the provincial competition.

“I am thankful for the divine help which has enabled me to grow as a rugby player. I want to thank the Lord for assisting me in my rugby career since I was a little boy. This is a stepping stone in my life.

“I need to get my fitness to stand­ard every week. My aim is to be a Flying Fijian and get an overseas contract.

He was following into the foot­steps of his father Tevita, a for­mer national rep.

“I always wanted to be like him while growing up. I will continue to try a little bit harder.

“I started my career playing and representing Ba in football before I switched to rugby in 2014. I start­ed with the Assemblies of God rugby team.”

Coming from a family of six, Deve has been tagged as a future national material and has the skills, depth and talent of former Fijian rugby skipper and current Rewa coach Ro Alivereti Doviver­ata.

“I do not see myself in the same level as Doviverata but I want to represent Fiji like him.

“I pray for it daily and I am so in­debted to my parents for support­ing me and my siblings.

“This is the beginning of a new journey for me and I thank all who made it possible for me. With God’s guidance, I plan to enjoy the rugby ride for as long as I can.”

Rewa play Namosi at Thomson Park, Navua on Saturday.

Edited by Osea Bola

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