Skipper Cup

Suva’s 2018 Hero Levani Kurumudu To Make Nadroga Proud

Originally from Nadroga, Kurumudu told SUNsports yesterday that after scoring the try it was a heart breaking moment for him.
20 Jun 2019 10:16
Suva’s 2018 Hero Levani Kurumudu To Make Nadroga Proud
From left: BLK Nadroga winger Levani Kurumudu, Sakiusa Nakalevu (captain) and Amenoni Nasilasila during training at the Cuvu beach in Sigatoka on June 19, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Nadroga rugby winger Levani Kurumudu is out to make things right in Saturday’s Skipper Cup Premiership final against Suva at the ANZ Stadium.

The Italy-based winger played for Suva last year and scored the winning try in their 36-35 win over Nadroga to claim the Skipper Cup Premiership title.

Originally from Nadroga, Kurumudu told SUNsports yesterday that after scoring the try it was a heart breaking moment for him.

“That is rugby,” the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua top try scorer during their historic Australian National Rugby Championship win said.

“This time around I’m on this side now and I hope to return the favour and bring the trophy to my province.

“Interestingly after last year’s final when I visited my family in the village, my relatives in a joking manner say that I should return to Suva because that is where I really belong.”

Looking at this year’s final, Kurumudu believes that Nadroga have what it takes to end Suva’s unbeaten run in the competition.

“Suva is well known for their forward play. They have big and very experienced forwards. On the other side of the coin, Nadroga has some new players. But we need to run the big Suva forwards.

On paper the Nadroga backline can counterattack from anywhere in the field and also defend our tryline as well.

Kurumudu plays for Valsugana Rugby Padova XV in the Italian Top 12 competition.

“My contract is for one year and four months. It was arranged with my agent while I was with the Army so I had to take leave without pay,” he added.

He returns to Italy in September.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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