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Fijians in Holden Cup comp

By LEONE CABENATABUA Two more Fijians are going to play in the NRL Holden Cup Under-20 competition. They are lock forward Suliasi Vunivalu and prop Ben Nakubuwai who have made
28 Feb 2014 11:04

By LEONE

Ben Nakubuwai

CABENATABUA

Two more Fijians are going to play in the NRL Holden Cup Under-20 competition.
They are lock forward Suliasi Vunivalu and prop Ben Nakubuwai who have made it into the final Melbourne Storm squad.
Fiji National Rugby League development manager Joe Rabele said the players have showed their worth to make into the final cut.
“They were quickly signed up by Storm and underwent a series of trials where they came out in flying colours,”Rabele said.
Nakubuwai is the son of former Flying Fijian flanker and Vodafone Fiji Bati lock Pio ‘Black Shark’ Kubuwai.
This is going to be a historic year for Fiji NRL with a high number of young Fijian players playing in the NRL’s Holden Cup competition.
The players who have made it are: Tui Kamikamica (Parramatta Eels), Waqa Blake (Penrith Panthers), Vili Kikau (North Queensland Cowboys), Sakeo Raloa (Penrith Panthers), Jokatama Dokonivalu (Sydney Roosters), Willie Meehan (Sydney Roosters), Sam Rauicava (Cronulla Sharks), Tikiko Noke (Newcastle Knights).
Rabele also welcomed news that Paul Rokolati has made the Sydney Roosters NRL team. Rokolati was the leading point scorer for Roosters feeder club Newtown Jets in the NSW Cup competition last year.
“It’s great to see him coming up against top NRL players this season,” he added.




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