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North Otago out to enjoy

waisea nasokia Nadi The North Otago Rugby Union aims to enjoy their games in Fiji. The New Zealand side arrived last Saturday for their 2014 Pacific tour with two Fijians
04 Aug 2014 11:18

waisea nasokia
Nadi
The North Otago Rugby Union aims to enjoy their games in Fiji.
The New Zealand side arrived last Saturday for their 2014 Pacific tour with two Fijians – Simeli Koniferedi and Sanaila Nahuto.
Union chief executive Colin Jackson said they would also be scouting for more players.
“This is our first time to come for a tour in Fiji and Tonga as this is a way to build relationship with the islands,” Jackson said.
“We have couple of Fijian boys and a lot of Tongans and Samoas as well. We are here to repay the faith and enjoy ourselves.”
Jackson said Pacific islanders played an integral role for the competition in New Zealand; similarly having a great impact for the All Blacks all these years.
“We are always looking for talents and it is important for us to be giving young Fijian boys the opportunity to play in New Zealand,” he said.
The tour includes two matches in Fiji against BLK Nadroga at Lawaqa Park and USP in Suva on Friday.
“It is a great opportunity for Koniferedi and Nahuto to play infront of their families.”
North Otago squad:
Josh Clark, Robbie Smith, Hayden Tisdall, Joe Marston (England), Matt Mullins (Canada), Ralph Darling, Will Keenan (England), Lemi Masoe, Manu Taiti, Samisoni Tongotongo, Sale Pi’i, Don Lolo (Tonga), Sione Palaa, Cameron Keenan (England), Thomas Shields, Chris Talanoa, Simeli Koniferedi (Fiji), Sanaila Nahuto (Fiji), Brad McKenzie, Djustice Sears-Duru (Canada), Jared Whitburn, Diego Biro (Argentina); coach Mike Mullins, assistant coach Troy Looms, manager Duncan Kingan, trainer – Jason Forrest, Physio – Phillippa Masoe.
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