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Ratu Kadavulevu School Under-18 reps Solomone Naiduki (left) and captain Viliame Sokiveta. Photo: Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League.
August 11
11:19 2018

Three players will join the National Rugby League (NRL) powerhouse Melbourne Storm in 2019.

The players signed up during the Powerade Super Deans Rugby Championship semi-finals at the ANZ Stadium, Suva last week.

They are Marist Brothers High School U15 fullback Isaiah Tolotu, Queen Victoria U14 centre Eroni Nabu­kani and No. 8 Netani Baleisomosomo.

Speaking to SUNsports from Australia yesterday former Fijian Bati and NRL rep Wise Kativerata con­firmed Tolotu have signed a three-year contract and an opportunity to study at Nudgee College in Bris­bane.

Matavatucou duo Nabukani and Baleisomosomo will attend Saint Kentigern College in Auckland on a three –year scholarship.

Storm Fijian winger Suliasi Vunivalu also attended St Kentigern before he was identified by the Storm.

“Tolotu have signed a deal with Storm while Nabu­kani have been offered a scholarship but will sign his deal with the Storm when he turns 15 next year. Balei­somosomo and Nabukani will be attending all Storm camps,” Kativerata said.

Kativerata accompanied Storm development acad­emy recruitment officer Dane Campbell who was sur­prised to see the number of talents in Fiji.

“We have a list of players who we are interested in and will be contacting the families soon.”

A case in point is Ratu Kadavulevu School U18 cen­tre Solomone Naiduki.

“We have been following Naiduki since the U14 grade and right now we have all papers ready for him. We are just waiting for him to agree and sign his con­tract,” Kativerata said.

Canberra Raiders scouts were also present during the semi-final.

-Edited by Osea Bola

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