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Nalaga Aims To Gain More

  Fijian schoolboys wing Inoke Nalaga hopes to gain more experience during the three-game tour of New Zealand. The Nasama, Nadroga native is excited to be in the Under-18 team
28 Sep 2018 10:00
Nalaga Aims To Gain More
From left; Waqa Nalaga, Fiji Under-18 rep Inoke Nalaga, mother Verenaisi and dad Kavekini at Nadi International Airport on September 27, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

 

Fijian schoolboys wing Inoke Nalaga hopes to gain more experience during the three-game tour of New Zealand.

The Nasama, Nadroga native is excited to be in the Under-18 team that departed yesterday.

The Cuvu College student is happy with how they prepared for the tour

“We have prepared well and the boys are ready to kick-start our campaign in New Zealand,” he said.

“There is competition for spots within the team and only the best will get the nod.”

Nalaga is among the four players in the  team that represented Cuvu College in the Deans Trophy final against Ratu Kadavulevu School. The others are fullback Taitusi Lulusinu, Mesake Tove and Josateki Tuituba.

Nalaga started playing age group rugby while in Year 9 at Natabua High School.

His father is Kavekini Nalaga and brother Napolioni Nalaga both played as wing for the Flying Fijians.

Dad Kavekini played at the first Rugby World Cup in 1987 in New Zealand and scored a try in the 28-9 win against Argentina.

Brother Napolioni currently plays as wing/centre for London Irish in England.

His dad Kavekini was a proud man and has been stressing to his son to be disciplined at all times.

“I have been telling him that if he wants to excel , he needs to be more focused and disciplined it will take him a long way,” he said.

The side will play Wellington Samoans in a warm-up match before they take on the New Zealand Barbarians and New Zealand Maori respectively.

 

Edited by Osea Bola

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