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Taveuni Boys Join Brisbane Club

Two Fijian players have stepped in to bolster the 18 –member Brisbane based Rush Rugby Youth team at the 2019 McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast Sevens which gets underway in Lawaqa
16 Jan 2019 10:00
Taveuni Boys Join Brisbane Club
Rush Rugby Youth 7s team at Nadi International Airport on January 14, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Two Fijian players have stepped in to bolster the 18 –member Brisbane based Rush Rugby Youth team at the 2019 McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast Sevens which gets underway in Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka today.

The players Marika Vularewa and Wai Vosabalavu are also part of the First Light Taveuni Rugby extended squad.

Rush Rugby coach Andrew Bianchi said, this is the first time for them to be here.

“The objective is to expose them to quality sevens and we have an affiliation with my partner who has a family in Taveuni,” he said.

The North Brisbane suburb side consist of players who play both union and rugby league.

“This is a fairly young team. Our players play rugby league and rugby union and most are going into our under-18 development programme.”

Bianchi said they have been working for the last four months for the tournament where the rugby league boys were introduced to sevens rugby.

“The uniqueness of how the Fijians play is what we want to expose to these boys too.”

The side is captained by Tom Payne and is the top seed of Pool Z where they face Ratu Filise Youths, Lakeba Youths and Gaunavou.

Meanwhile, favourites and defending champions Tuva Youths are expected to face a stiff challenge from Waisale Serevi Jnr’s King 7s Select and the KISSP Investment Wesley Fijians from New Zealand.

Also in the hunt are Nailaga from Ba, Ravuka Sharks, Dratabu Youths and Rugby Academy Fiji.

 -Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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