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Sewabu Replaces Sorovaki

Former Flying Fijians No.8 Koli Sewabu is the new Fiji Rugby Union development manager. FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor confirmed to SUNsports yesterday the Naitasiri head coach has taken
28 Oct 2018 11:00
Sewabu Replaces Sorovaki
New Fiji Rugby Union development manager Koli Sewabu. Photo: FBC

Former Flying Fijians No.8 Koli Sewabu is the new Fiji Rugby Union development manager.

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor confirmed to SUNsports yesterday the Naitasiri head coach has taken over from Sale Sorovaki.

“I can confirm that Koli Sewabu is the national de­velopment manager taking over from Sale Sorova­ki who is now the operations manager,” O’Connor said.

Sewabu started on his new role last Monday.

PROFILE

The Navuso, Naitasiri man started his rugby jour­ney in Ratu Kadavulevu School before joining the Rewa colt’s side, Tailevu Development XV, Malolo Rugby before he pursued his Diploma in Tourism Studies in Auckland, New Zealand. U

Upon his study breaks travelling to and from New Zealand Sewabu was roped into the Naitasiri Rug­by Union which then had him on the radars of the national selectors.

He earned his first cap in the summer of 1999 in the Epson Cup against Canada, he went on to play in the 1999 Rugby World Cup in all of Fiji’s four matches.

After attaining a business degree at Massey Uni­versity he left for France and entered the Top 14 competition for Bordeaux Begles in 2000.

He was also part of the 2003 Rugby World Cup squad. He signed for European giants, Gloucester in 2001.

In 2003, he joined Japanese side, Yamaha Jubilo. He returned to New Zealand and joined NPC side, Manawatu Turbos. He ended his rugby career in 2008.

While at Gloucester he was a replacement in the 2002 Zurich Championship final (the year before winning the play-offs constituted winning the Eng­lish title) in which Gloucester defeated Bristol Rug­by.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj



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