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Sowakula Has A Bright Future, Says Coach

Sowakula Has A Bright  Future, Says Coach
Former Fijian basketball star and now Chiefs loose forward Pita Gus Sowakula. Photo: Karalaini Tavi
July 02
11:25 2018

Fijian-born Chiefs loose forward Pita Gus Sowakula has a bright future, says assistant coach Tabai Matson.

Matson said although Sowakula was not included in the starting line-up against the Highlanders last Saturday night, they have got plans for him.

Matson, who was also a former Fijian rugby international, said Sowakula has been impressive throughout the year.

“Sowakula has done really well and an interesting one for him is that he has changed position in the last 12 months.

“Like for us we are really excited where he is going to get too,” Matson said.

“It was a shame we had a long selection conversation about him being in the game tonight (Saturday). Sowakula is going to play many games with the Chiefs and future is bright for him.”

Matson added that their campaign towards qualifying for the Super Rugby quarterfinals is back on track.

“This game was very critical for us.”



Matson also commended 23-year-old fullback turned first five eight Damian McKenzie.

Matson said McKenzie has been playing world class rugby and usually plays at fullback for the Chiefs.

“For McKenzie during the tests against the French he was at first five- eight and he put on a world class performance.

“Clearly when you get world class players they can do they job anywhere.”

Chiefs co-captain Charlie Ngatai said that McKenzie was getting better as the season progresses.

“From the start of the season he hasn’t played much at No.10 ever since he has grown as a player and has learned a lot,” Ngatai added.
– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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