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Naholo Eyes Spot In ABs RWC Squad

All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo has cut his Fiji vacation short and returned to training in New Zea­land to work on improving his game. The Nadroumai, Nadroga, talisman was in
30 Dec 2018 10:29
Naholo Eyes Spot In ABs RWC Squad
All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo and a family member at his village in Nadroumai in Nadroga

All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo has cut his Fiji vacation short and returned to training in New Zea­land to work on improving his game.

The Nadroumai, Nadroga, talisman was in the country for four days, arriving on Sunday to spend time with friends and family before returning on Thursday.

“It was a great feeling to be home for Christmas with the family,” Naholo said on his Facebook account.

The winger’s parents, father Aporosa Naholo and mother Vasiti, were delighted to have Naholo join the family for Christ­mas after many years.

“It was great to have him spend Christ­mas with the family, including his two younger brothers Meli and Kini, who play for Taranaki,” Naholo’s father said.

“Most of the time we would have either two sons visiting and one would stay back in New Zealand, but this year all three were at home.”

The winger told his dad he was serious about making the All Blacks squad to the Rugby World Cup in Japan, despite the tough competition for places.

“We talked about the new season and Waisake is serious about making the All Blacks squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year,” his father said.

“I told him to pray and work hard for it because Divine intervention is important,too.

“That is why Waisake returned from his vacation early so that he can focus on his rugby in New Zealand.

“I fully support his idea as that is my dream too. I want to see him play in the World Cup. I hope we can make it to watch the game live from the stands.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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