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Moto still going strong at 32

At the age of 32, Fiji Rugby Union Female 15s Player of the Year, Mere Moto, is not ready to quit. Speaking at the Sheraton Fiji Re­sort on Friday, Moto
18 Mar 2018 11:00
Moto still going strong at 32
Striders Mere Moto receives her award from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Denarau on Saturday night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

At the age of 32, Fiji Rugby Union Female 15s Player of the Year, Mere Moto, is not ready to quit.

Speaking at the Sheraton Fiji Re­sort on Friday, Moto said the award has inspired her to keep on playing.

“To be honest I wasn’t expecting it,” she said.

“It came as a big surprise but now that I’ve got it, it’s a symbol of com­mitment and hard work.

“Now it means a lot more of hard work and for me to go to the next level of helping Fiji women’s rug­by.”

Moto said this year they were part of the Skipper Cup competition and also there had been interna­tional matches lined-up as well.

“Of course we want to go to the Women’s Rugby World Cup next year. We missed out last year but hopefully we can make it this time around.”

Moto who is from Nauluvatu in Nakelo, Tailevu started her career in 2003 playing for the University of the South Pacific before she took a break.

She made a comeback in 2013 by teaming up with Striders.

She has represented Fiji in the Oceania competition against Pap­ua New Guinea and then to the Women’s RWC qualification series against Hong Kong where they got bundled out.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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