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‘Bus’ Josua Tuisova On The Move

The Votua, Nailaga, Ba native said he has one mission at the World Cup – to help the Flying Fijians stop any Tier 1 nation that crosses their path.
26 Aug 2019 09:58
‘Bus’ Josua Tuisova On The Move
Josua Tuisova during the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians training at Albert Park. Poto: Ronald Kumar.

Fiji Airways Fly­ing Fijians winger Josua Tuisova is aware that he is going to be marked by teams at the Rugby World Cup in Japan next month.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, Tuisova, who is dubbed ‘The Bus’, said he needs to prepare him­self well for the challeng­es ahead.

“I’ve got to be humble,” he said referring to what other teams were plan­ning to do to contain him.

Tuisova, 25, helped the Flying Fijians beat Scot­land 27-22 in 2017 in Suva and last November in Fiji’s 21-14 victory over France in Stade de France in Paris. His bulldozing runs saw him score the Flying Fiji­ans first try.

The soft-spoken Toulon speedster said they had a tough week of training in Suva under head coach John McKee and senior as­sistant coach Tabai Mat­son.

Looking forward to play in his first RWC, Tuisova said playing alongside his older brother, Filipo Nakosi, has made things better as far as rugby is concerned.

“We’ve played together in 7s and then we went on to play for Toulon. Now, I’m looking forward to playing with him again and this time we are wearing the na­tional jumper,” he said.

Tuisova reiterated their 2016 Olympic Games gold medal win in Rio de Janeiro Bra­zil was now history.

“It’s best to forget the Olympics but looking forward to the RWC where I’m hoping we can cre­ate a new chapter,” he said.

The Votua, Nailaga, Ba native said he has one mission at the World Cup – to help the Flying Fijians stop any Tier 1 nation that crosses their path.

“We’ll be playing Australia and Wales and to beat the big top teams is what we’ll try to do,” he said.

Edited by Osea Bola

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