Nadamole Brothers To Expose Hidden Talents

“Last year we took part at the Marist 7s for the first time and most of our players went on to play for other bigger clubs.
19 Mar 2019 11:14
Nadamole Brothers To  Expose Hidden Talents

Nadamole Brothers 7s play­ers had to work in farms to help finance their trip to Suva to play in this weekend’s Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, team manager Jovesa Werekorovou said the village of Nadamole is re­nowned for producing top athletes like former sprint queen Makelesi Bulikiobo, former Fiji heavyweight boxing champion Samuela Vocea and former Mr Fiji (bodybuilding) champion Aporosa Bogi.

“We’ve talented rugby players who we want to expose only at the Marist 7s,” he said.

“Last year we took part at the Marist 7s for the first time and most of our players went on to play for other bigger clubs.

‘That’s big for us as we are only a village team and that is why we’re coming again this year.”

The village of Nadamole is in the tikina of Wailevu in Cakaudrove. The vanua o Wailevu is the home of former rugby stars like Tevita Rabuli, Kameli Yacalevu, Ilai­tia Vai, Norman Ligairi, Tomasi Mawi, Peni Rokodiva Jnr and so on.

Werekorovou said by working in kava farms they managed to collect $2500 for the trip.

“It’s worth all the hard work as our players are now being exposed at a higher level of 7s rugby. We will be staying in Raiwai which is closer to the ANZ Stadium.”

The Marist 7s tournament kicks-off on Friday.


From the interior of Naitasiri, the villagers of Naqelewai in Monasa­vu are excited that their team Buni­vai Babas are playing in their first Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament this weekend.

Babas supporter Kilioni Navuni­daliga said yesterday the team first played at the Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s last weekend and are now looking forward to the Marist tournament.

“This is a way to expose the talents of our village youths and we’re just taking it step at a time,” he said.

“In the past we’ve had some of our village players progressing on with their rugby career but later they would return to the village.”

Navunidaliga said they are antici­pating a tough challenge as they are going to take on some of the country’s top teams in the two-day tournament.

Also playing in the tournament is the Russian national 7s team coached by maestro Waisale Serevi.

Edited by Osea Bola


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