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Nadolo: I’m Devastated

Vodafone Flying Fijians wing Nemani Nadolo is devastated about being ruled out for the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup which starts this Saturday. The 27-year-old suffered a torn abdominal muscle
14 Jul 2015 08:52
Nadolo:  I’m Devastated
Nemani Nadolo (second from left), with fans at the Nausori International Airport yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Vodafone Flying Fijians wing Nemani Nadolo is devastated about being ruled out for the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup which starts this Saturday.

The 27-year-old suffered a torn abdominal muscle last weekend during the test against the Maori All Blacks last Saturday.

Checking in at the Nausori International Airport last night to go back home to New Zealand, Nadolo said it was a shame that he was going to miss the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC).

“I’m devastated I will miss the PNC because I’m the type of person who wears my heart on my sleeve when it comes to playing for Fiji,” Nadolo said.

“When an opportunity comes to play for Fiji, I take it with both hands and to be ruled out with an injury, has got me a bit a down and especially coming off when playing against the Maori’s I was pretty gutted.

“But you cannot plan these sort of injuries and obviously I will be missing out on the PNC, but I’ll definitely be watching from home.

“I hate not playing for Fiji, when I have the opportunity to play for Fiji I love it and to be ruled out is a shame but for me it could be a blessing in disguise.

“I’ll go back and get ready, there is a lot more rugby ahead so I am looking forward to it and hopefully I do everything right so I can to try and make this World Cup squad.

“I had my scan today (yesterday) and it’s nothing serious, it’s one of those injuries where you just got to look after it and rest With the boys preparing for the PNC now, it’s probably good that I go back and do my rehab.

“But I will be in close contact with John McKee and the coaching staff.

“I’m thankful that, John McKee and coaches and management staff have allowed me to go back to New Zealand to get my rehab done and hopefully get ready for World Cup preparations.”

With the Vodafone Flying Fijians playing their last match at home against Tonga this weekend, Nadolo said he is positive the team would do a good a job.

“I’m sure the boys are going to be pumped; they don’t need more motivation than what happened last week against the Maoris going down by one point.” Nadolo will be out for most of the PNC and is hopeful to join the team when they come back from playing Samoa in Sacramento, USA.

Feedback:  justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 



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