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Sowakula Keen To Play

Gallagher Chiefs looseman forward Pita Gus Sowakula is hoping to be named to play against the Pulse Energy Highlanders this Saturday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. He made his
28 Jun 2018 10:00
Sowakula Keen To Play
Fijian born Chiefs Flanker Pita Sowakula (left) and halfback Jonathan Taumateine upon arrival at Nausori International Airport on June 27, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Gallagher Chiefs looseman forward Pita Gus Sowakula is hoping to be named to play against the Pulse Energy Highlanders this Saturday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Chiefs Rugby players with local fans at Nausori International Airport on June 27, 2018.  Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Chiefs Rugby players with local fans at Nausori International Airport on June 27, 2018.
Photo: Ronald Kumar.

He made his Super Rugby debut against the Highlanders in April in Hamilton where the Chiefs won 27-22.

Sowakula and the team were greeted with the sea of red, white and black from his friends and families at the Nausori International Airport yesterday.

Chiefs rugby players at Nausori International Airport upon arrival on June 27, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Chiefs rugby players at Nausori International Airport upon arrival on June 27, 2018.
Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Sowakula said he was happy to back home and is looking forward to the match on Saturday.

“I am really grateful and happy to be part of the team and coming here in Fiji to play,” Sowakula said.

“Seeing the family here to greet me is quite overwhelming.”

Sowakula said he is still grasping the fact he is part of the Chiefs team and will keep working hard.

Chiefs captain Sam Cane with local fans Merewai Naqioteri and Koroi Misinari of Navua at Nausori International Airport on June 27, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Chiefs captain Sam Cane with local fans Merewai Naqioteri and Koroi Misinari of Navua at Nausori International Airport on June 27, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

“It was a surprise for me to have the chance to come and play here for the Chiefs, I am thankful to be here and play with the boys,” Sowakula said.

“Earning a spot was really hard and every week has been tough competition in training and I will have to do my best in every game.

“I have been hearing that the family will be hiring two buses from Nadroga and hopefully I get a chance to play.

“It will be a good, the whole team is looking forward to it.”

The game kicks off at 7.35pm and gates open at 4pm.

Edited by Osea Bola

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