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‘Special Rugby Player’ – Crusaders Rookie Winger Earns Praise From Coach

The Kadavu native is expected to deliver something special in their round 16 of game against the host Gallagher Chiefs at the ANZ Stadium this Saturday at 7:35pm.
30 May 2019 13:04
‘Special Rugby Player’ – Crusaders Rookie Winger Earns Praise From Coach
Fijian Super Rugby Crusader Sevu Reece with his mother, Amelia Reece.

BNZ Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson believes Sevu Reece is a special player and undoubtedly deserves the rookie of the year Super Rugby award this season.

The Kadavu native is expected to deliver something special in their round 16 of game against the host Gallagher Chiefs at the ANZ Stadium this Saturday at 7:35pm.

“Sevu is a very special rugby player, in every part. He’s definitely a rookie of super rugby , there is no doubt about that,” Robertson said.

“One thing special about Sevu is that he can score tries, he beat players intercept but one thing about him is, his damaging without the ball and also with the ball on his hand.”

Robertson wants to come back in Fiji for the future

Since this is the last year that Fiji will host a Super Rugby match Robertson believes the small island nation has proved to the world on producing talented and skilful rugby talents and the awesome rugby support the island have.

“This year is the end of the deal and coming to Fiji for the past three years is incredible. This is a very special place, it’s a real rugby place producing players in international stage and they are just incredible athletes,” he said.

“We are here just to try and reconnect with the people, just getting to the community and playing football and be proud Crusaders  that’s who we are.”

The former Crusaders flanker hopes to meet up with former teammate and former Crusaders winger Marika Vunibaka and former Flying Fijians fly-half Seremaia Bai.

Whitelock appreciates fans

Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock was overwhelmed with the loud reception at the Nausori International Airport yesterday. He looks forward to see the support from Fijian Crusaders fans.

“Pretty good to see the reception that we see so far and a lot of our boys are excited to come home,” Whitelock said.

“It’s awesome , every time I come to Fiji , on holidays or been here with the team, its awesome.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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