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Nippy Henry Seniloli aims to make the Vodafone Flying Fijians squad for the Europe Tour in November. The 28-year-old halfback scored a hat-trick against Manu Samoa in Apia on Saturday
17 Jul 2017 11:00
Hat-trick Star
Man of the moment Vodafone Flying Fijians halfback Henry Seniloli at the Nadi International Airport on July 16, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Nippy Henry Seniloli aims to make the Vodafone Flying Fijians squad for the Europe Tour in November.

The 28-year-old halfback scored a hat-trick against Manu Samoa in Apia on Saturday as his contribution to the 38-16 Fiji win.

“I did not expect to score three tries but I want to thank the Lord for providing me the strength,” the Bau, Tailevu, native said.

The opportunities were there and he utilised them.

Seniloli admits that he needs to do more to secure his place in the national squad.

“Definitely I need to work extra hard if I have to keep my position in the team,” he said.

He was always motivated by his parents to do his best.

“They have been very supportive and I’m looking forward to see my four month old son, Ratu Joji.”

He will spend two weeks with his family before returning to his club, Timisoara Saracens RC in Romania.

Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach John McKee applauded Seniloli’s support play in Apia.

“That was one of our focus to make sure we support our line-breakers and Henry benefitted from that,” McKee said.

The former Ratu Kadavulevu School student had made his debut for Fiji against Romania on November 23, 2013.

He also featured for one season with the Benetton Rugby Trevisoin Italy for 2014-2015.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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