SPORTS

Flying Fijians Hooker Takes On Challenge As He Flies To Join Glasgow Warriors

Bring It On: Dolokoto
14 Aug 2020 16:07
Flying Fijians Hooker Takes On Challenge As He Flies To Join Glasgow Warriors
From left; Jack Wainiqolo, Joseva Dolokoto (wearing cap), Paula Dolokoto, Fiji Airways Flying Fijians hooker Mesulame with mum Bale, sister Tepora and dad Kalisitio at Nadi International Airport on August 13,2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians and Glasgow Warriors hooker Mesulame Dolokoto is ready to play and do his Glasgow Warriors club proud.

The 25-year-old, departed our shores yesterday on an Air New Zealand commercial flight.

Dolokoto returned to the country as soon as the April COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, occurred in Europe.

Dolokoto made his debut for the Warriors early his year and hit the headlines for scoring a number of tries. He plays alongside star lock forward Leone Nakarawa, halfback turned winger Nikola Matawalu, Ratu Tagive and Jale Vakaloloma.

“I just cannot wait to join the team in training, I miss my team so much during this COVID-19 pandemic,” Dolokoto said.

The tough hooker had been training with the Suva rugby team for the Skipper Cup Premiership but was not released to play by the Warriors.

“I did not play in the Skipper Cup, I just tested myself but took part in their (Suva) training session which was mandatory for me,” he said.

Dolokoto said he is aiming to be on the run on side for Danny Wilson coached- side.

“There is a lot to learn and competition is pretty different and it’s a great experience altogether.”

His mother, Bale said it is good to see that her son continues on with his rugby dream despite the pandemic.

Dolokoto, a product of the ACT Brumbies academy represented the Fijian Drua that won the 2018 Australian National Rugby Championship. He was one of the local-based players that played for the Flying Fijians at last year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Suva wary of Tailevu

The Suva rugby side are not going to underestimate Tailevu in tomorrow’s Skipper Cup clash at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.

Suva vice-captain John Stewart said Tailevu would be the team to beat despite the 33-3 walloping they received from Nadroga last Saturday.

“It is a tough match as you know a lot of the boys who used to play for Suva are now playing for Tailevu,” Stewart said.

“We expect them to play similar rugby. It will be a tough battle. There are a lot of areas for us to work on.

“As you know all the teams in the major union cannot be written off.

“Especially teams like Tailevu, Lautoka and Yasawa so we will get back and learn from our mistakes and start from zero.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj

Fijisun E-edition
Total Excellium
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper