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Stars here to ‘Freshen Up’

  Wallaby fullback Israel Folau and his fiancée Silver Ferns’ Maria Tutaia are in the country for a holiday. And Andrew Fififta, the NSW Blues enforcer returned home on Monday.
23 Jul 2016 15:41
Stars here to ‘Freshen Up’
Wallabies’ Israel Folau, a fan, Joey Kalouvou and Silver Fern and Folau’s fiance Maria Tutaia in Fiji this week. Photo: Joey Kalouvou

 

Wallaby fullback Israel Folau and his fiancée Silver Ferns’ Maria Tutaia are in the country for a holiday.

And Andrew Fififta, the NSW Blues enforcer returned home on Monday.

This was after he was sin-binned n the State of Origin III match against the Queensland Maroons.

He was given one match-suspension and missed the Cronulla Sharks last week,

He flew straight to Fiji and coach Shane Flanagan was surprised when he  used the enforced time out of the game to freshen up in Fiji, He noticed the difference when he resumed training on Tuesday.

“He looked a picture of health and happy man,”Flanaga said.

Sharks captain Michael Ennis was certainly glad to have Fifita back in the forwards after time out in Fiji.

“You never like to see your teammates suspended, and we would have loved to have him play on Monday night, especially against the big Roosters pack.

“I’m hoping that time off in Fiji will freshen him up for the remainder of the season.’’

The Sharks play Akuila Uate’s Newcastle Knights at the Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday.

Folau and Tutaia flew in the country on Wednesday.

Folau needs time to freshen up after the Waratahs failed to make the Super Rugby playoffs after losing out to the Blues last weekend.

Tutaia came with to Fiji with the Silver Ferns in January last years to participate in an inaugural Oceania Netball Tri Series against Fiji and Samoa.

It was the first time the Silver Ferns competed in Fiji and Tutaia was the fans’ favourite at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

Folau and Tutaia return to New Zealand on Sunday.

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