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Mojee happy to be back at No.9

Written By : VUNIWAQA BOLA. First choice halfback, Moses Rauluni has never regretted his choice not to retire just as yet. The Gau native, who made a call after the
29 May 2008 12:00

image Written By : VUNIWAQA BOLA. First choice halfback, Moses Rauluni has never regretted his choice not to retire just as yet.
The Gau native, who made a call after the Rugby World Cup in France last year that he will retire from national duty, was yesterday happy to be back in the fold.
“I had a good talk with my boss- my wife and I’m happy with the decision that I have made.”
The nippy halfback was grateful of his wife’s word of advice telling him to make a decision he would not regret later. The RWC captain and someone who could retain the captaincy role for the Pacific Nations Cup knows that winning the first home game would be a good start for him and the Flying Fijians team.
This is the first trip back to his home country for Rauluni after the RWC performance last year.
“The main aim is to win the first game and to worry as a team because Samoa will be physical.”
Rauluni, who heads back to his Saracens RC in England after the RWC said he has had a long season in the Northern Hemisphere.
“I will discuss with Ili (Tabua) to see how many games I can play.”
With Rauluni manning the connection from the forwards to the backline he knows that he has a good set of backline players.
“I don’t mind having a lot of local boys in the backline because Fijian boys are natural backline players.”
“The good thing is having the nucleus of the world cup in the forwards.”
Rauluni added the players will just need to train hard for the next nine to 10 days before their first match.
“A lot of Samoans have played before but with the young and local players in the backs is also a good thing.”
“Wee need to start somewhere and hopefully they will be up for the challenge.”
Rauluni said what is left is trying to get a good combination in order for the Flying Fijians to shut the Samoans out at Churchill Park next Saturday.


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