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Nakarawa’s New Role

Nakarawa’s New Role
From left: Fiji Airways Fijian 7s forward Leone Nakarawa and Alosio Naduva in their training camp in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 13, 2018. Photo: FRU Media
July 17
10:41 2018

Giant lock forward and Olympian Leone Nakarawa is going to play an important role when it comes to leadership during the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, this weekend.

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber said from Utah that he has spoken to Nakarawa about his role in the team.

“It’s about that leadership element in him,” Baber told SUNsports yesterday.

The Racing Metro forward will be assisting captain, Seremaia Tuwai especially during the crucial stages of the tournament.

“He has a particular ability to do this better than anybody else like carrying the ball, winning kick-offs and obviously causing more prob­lems to the opposition. It is not secret that he has been in Europe and it has developed him.”

JUST A GLANCE

NAME: Leone Nakarawa

NICKNAME: Naks

DATE OF BIRTH: 2/4/88

HEIGHT: 198cm

WEIGHT: 129kg

POSITION: Prop (7s)

HOME TOWN: Tavua

CLUB: Army

PROVINCIAL: Suva

PRO CLUB: Racing Metro

MARITAL STATUS: Single

FAVOURITE SPORTING TEAM: Argentina (Football)

FAVOURITE MUSIC: Reggaeton

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Home (that is Fiji)

FAVOURITE HSBC 7s TOURNAMENT: Hong Kong

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: Joshua 1:9- “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU GET BACK TO FIJI: Rest and recover

HOW DO YOU RELAX AWAY FROM RUGBY: Chilling at home with the family

LIFE AFTER RUGBY: Help young players

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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