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Top European Rugby Club Targets Fiji 7s Duo

It’s likely the duo will join the club in No­vember for a month’s trial before anything on their contract can be finalised. The FRU is currently in talks with the club agent.
27 Feb 2019 12:33
Top European Rugby Club Targets Fiji 7s Duo
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Kalione Nasoko and Mesulame Kunavula have been eyed by a top club in Europe. Photo: Zimbio

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s players have been the target of a top club in Europe.

This was confirmed last night by Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor indicating that a club had ex­pressed its interest on captain, Kalione Nasoko and Mesulame Kunavula.

It’s likely the duo will join the club in No­vember for a month’s trial before anything on their contract can be finalised. The FRU is currently in talks with the club agent.

No guts, no glory

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s winger Asaeli Tui­voka departed last night to join the Gareth Baber coached- side in Las Vegas.

The 23-year-old Nakavika, Namosi native told SUNsports that his dream to don the Fijian jumper started at a very young age.

“I grew up watching my cousins Setefano Cakau and Leo Nakasau along with my brother Abele Yalayalatabua as they played for Fiji,” he said.

“ That motivated me. It was not an easy journey to come this far. I trained a lot, made a lot of sacrifice and it even meant not to eat well but it is all for this- no pain, no gain.”

Apenisa Tuivoka. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Apenisa Tuivoka. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Despite being the last player to join the team, Tuivoka said he’s hopeful of making the 13-member squad.

“It’s going to be tough competition within the team,” he added.

Tuivoka has urged fans to rally behind the team as they prepare for Las Vegas and fol­lowed by Vancouver.

His love for rugby began at the age of 6 when he represented Namosi Secondary School. He made his debut for Namosi Pro­vincial XV team at the age 19. For 7s he has played for Police and Wardens .

Tuivoka biggest break was when he twice played for the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua last year when they won the Australian Nation­al Rugby Championship.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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