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Seviua Breaks Family Tradition

It will not be an easy 2014 RC Manubhai Escott Shield final battle for the Ono-i-Lau native Inoke Seviua tonight. The 21-year-old is a member of the Fiji Bitter NFA
03 Oct 2014 13:27
Seviua Breaks Family Tradition
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s captain Raijeli Daveua on her way to score against New Zealand at the FMG Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand, on January 26, 2020. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ZoomFiji

It will not be an easy 2014 RC Manubhai Escott Shield final battle for the Ono-i-Lau native Inoke Seviua tonight.

The 21-year-old is a member of the Fiji Bitter NFA rugby team which will play against Police in the 101st final of Suva Rugby silverware.  Thus most of his family will be cheering for Police as his father Tomasi Seviua and grandfather Sefanaia Seviua represented the lawmen in previous years.

“I come from a Police family background; My dad and granddad both played in the Escott Shield competitions and this is a huge challenge for me,” Inoke said.

“All the war of words within my family has motivated me to do my best in the final. I will do my best for the NFA side and make my team proud.”

The prop, who has maternal links in Naselesele, Taveuni, is a former student of the Marist Brothers High School victorious Under-17 team during the Coke Zero Deans final in 2010.

Seviua was one of the four players who were awarded scholarships to study and play at St John’s College in Hamilton. He was also a member of the Fiji U20 squad in 2012.

“I played for Police last year but this year is a special year for me.

“What I love about the NFA team is team bonding and teamwork. It makes things easier for us the young and new players.”

His father Tomasi Seviua has given his full support to his son and believes that Inoke will do well against his Police side.

“We are all praying he will do his best and I know he will be playing against my Police side but I wish him well,” he said.

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