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Naiduki for Raiders

Naiduki for Raiders
Solomone Naiduki in Suva August 17, 2018. Photo: Anasilini Natoga
August 18
11:27 2018

Ratu Kadavulevu School Under-18 rugby centre Solomone Naiduki has signed-up with National Rugby League (NRL) club Canberra Raiders for the new season.

The 18-year-old from Matacula Village, Tailevu was one of the key players for the champion team in the Powerade Super Deans Rugby final where they defeated Cuvu College 20-0 last Saturday.

“I was scouted by the Raiders last year when I toured with the Junior Bati team to Australia,”Naiduki said.

“I have signed my contract with the Raiders and now I’m looking forward to the new season.”

Naiduki said they managed to accomplish their goals for being humble and putting their faith in God,

He applauded head coach Naca Sáumi for his input.

“For me Deans is history now,”N aiduki said.

“We went through a lot this year, it was not an easy season for us but we never gave up.

“Coach Naca taught us to be humble and that was the secret of our success. Naca not only teach us on the field but leads and guides us spiritually.

“We don’t only look to him as a coach but as a man of God blessed with talent which we are fortunate to learn from.”

The eldest of four siblings, the Year 13 student also aim to set good examples.

“I will need to prove myself with the Raiders, support my family in Northland and be a good role model to my younger sisters and brothers.”

Edited by Osea Bola




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