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Orphanage Visit Inspires Fijian U20 Captain

The Vodafone Fijian Under-20 rugby captain Temo Mayavanua relates his life story after an emotional visit to the Treasure Home in Nadi, yesterday. “I can really relate it to my
28 Nov 2017 11:00
Orphanage Visit Inspires Fijian U20 Captain

The Vodafone Fijian Under-20 rugby captain Temo Mayavanua relates his life story after an emotional visit to the Treasure Home in Nadi, yesterday.

“I can really relate it to my life and I know how it feels to grow up without any parental love and not getting what you want every day,” Mayavanua said.

The 20-year-old will be leading his team against a very physical Tongan outfit Churchill, Park in Lautoka today.

He follows in the footsteps of his uncle, former Rio Olympics gold medal winner and Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Osea Kolinisau.

Mayavanua shared the hardships he faced during his childhood which motivated him to work harder on and off the field.

“It’s an honour for me to don the white jersey and represent my brothers and sisters who also feels the same. To come here and see these kids just encourages me to play for them, not only for those who have their parents but to all orphanages around Fiji and those in hospitals.”

He said they would be expecting a tough physical encounter against the Tongans. Fijian U20 head coach Koli Sewabu reminded the players of the importance of donning the national jersey.

The match kicks-off at 5pm.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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