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Vilimoni Botitu Admits His Transition from 15s To 7s Rugby A Uphill Battle

The Navilawa, Yakete, Ba native who resides in Korobebe, Nadi, confirmed that he wished to focus on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
15 Jun 2019 11:26
Vilimoni Botitu Admits His  Transition from 15s To 7s Rugby A Uphill Battle
Vilimoni Botitu at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi on June 14, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Vilimoni Botitu yesterday admitted his transition from 15s to sevens rugby was an uphill battle.

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rep and 2018/19 World Seven Series Impact Player said he struggled at first to adapt from second five-eighth in 15s to rover in sevens rugby.

“The game transition is not easy from playing 15s to 7s. You need to do those hard yards, trust me. But I am thankful to my team-mates in assisting me to adapt well in the transition,” he said.

The Navilawa, Yakete, Ba native who resides in Korobebe, Nadi, confirmed that he wished to focus on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“I am happy with my performance on my debut season and I thank the Lord for his blessing.

“My next target is the Olympics Games and it will be tough because there are some big brothers of mine who also want to share this dream.

“I have to perform well because Olympic Games is the bigger picture.”

He confirmed he had not received any offer from overseas clubs.

“I am not looking to that at the moment, but I will cross the bridge when I come to it,”he said.

Yesterday, at the Tanoa International Hotel, the Korobebe Rugby Club received a major boost from Kombat Apparel before the Nadi Rugby Union premier final next week.

“This is something big for us,” Botitu said.

Korobebe play Vaturu in the Premier final and Saunivalu and Ravoravo feature in the Super final.

Edited by Osea Bola

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