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Teamwork Key: Goneva

Newcastle Falcons centre Vereniki Goneva strongly believes teamwork got him to win the 2018 Aviva Premiership player of the year in England last month. And the Nagado, Nadi native believes
07 Jun 2018 10:00
Teamwork Key: Goneva
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians reps Sevanaia Galala(left) and Vereniki Goneva on June 5,2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Newcastle Falcons centre Vereniki Goneva strongly believes teamwork got him to win the 2018 Aviva Premiership player of the year in England last month.

And the Nagado, Nadi native believes the same concept could work if the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians are to beat Samoa in the Pacific Nations Cup on Saturday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

“We always want to win but for me it comes from the team,” Goneva said.

“The hard work we put in to win and the awards that comes after is a blessing.”

Goneva topped a list which also features Wasps’ Danny Cipriani, Exeter’s Don Armand and Northampton’s Jamie Gibson, having finished as the league’s joint highest try-scorer with 13 tries.

The 34-year old feels excited to be home.

“I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity. I’m blessed to be part of the PNC squad.

“I’m very happy to run with this young team,” Goneva said.

“I’m not really bothered if I play on the centre or wing as long as I’m part of the squad.

“We have great combinations in midfield with young players who are all putting their hands up and all up for the challenge this week.

“It’s another tough challenge the boys are working hard and we are looking forward to the match against Samoa.”

Fiji takes on Samoa at 3:30pm while Tonga plays Georgia first at 1pm.

Edited by Osea Bola

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