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Referee Rokovereni Ready For First Games

Matamaivere, Namara, Tailevu native Tevita Rokovereni is ready for his first Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast on April 4-15. The 28-year old started refereeing in 2008 after he was
20 Jan 2018 11:37
Referee Rokovereni Ready For First Games
Tevita Rokovereni at Lawaqa Park on January 18,2018. Photo:Waisea Nasokia

Matamaivere, Namara, Tailevu native Tevita Rokovereni is ready for his first Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast on April 4-15.

The 28-year old started refereeing in 2008 after he was introduced to it by his cousin and Fiji Rugby Union development officer Joeli Tubu.

“Commonwealth Games comes once every four years and this is always one of my targets,” Rokovereni said.

“Now that I have the opportunity, I will do my best and do my country proud.”

As a little boy growing up he had no interest of playing the sport.

“I didn’t play rugby but my cousin Joeli Tubu introduced me to the sport when I was still in high school in 2008,”Rokovereni said.

“My first game was at the Tailevu Rugby Union club games in 2008.”

Rokovereni attended Dilkusha Boys Primary School and later joined Rishikul Secondary School. He is currently studying Bachelor of Law at the University of Fiji with one more semester left before he graduates.

He is a level three World Rugby accredited referee in fifteens rugby and level two in sevens rugby.

Rokovereni was part of the 2016/2017 Sevens Series. He was in Hong Kong, Singapore and went to the 2017 China 7s.

He also participated in the Oceania U20 championship which was held at the Gold Coast and also at the Australia National Rugby championship (NRC) last year.

“I believe there is more to come and I want to thank the support of my family, friends and Fiji Rugby,” he added.

Edited by Osea Bola

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