Rugby

Sukuna Next For Miramira

The policeman is part of the Police rugby side camping at Sigatoka for the annual clash.
28 Nov 2020 15:14
Sukuna Next For Miramira
Members of the Jacks Nadi rugby team Vilive Miramira, Tuvere Vugakoto and Apisai Nagi with their awards during the presentation at the Nair Dias, Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Vilive Miramira, 21, won the most improved player of the season during the Nadi Rugby Awards at the Nair’s Dais, Nadi yesterday.

And the Bua, Vanua Levu native’s next target is to be part of the Police team against the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces in the annual clash of  the Ratu Sukuna Bowl Challenge at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on December 11.

The 2020 Farebrother- Sullivan Trophy champions braved the rain as they marched through the main street of Nadi Town led by the RFMF brass band.

Miramira, who stands at 1.92m tall (6ft 4in) and weighing in at 92kg is also part of the 10 players from Nadi that are members of the Police and RFMF teams for the 2020 Ratu Sukuna Bowl .

The policeman is part of the Police rugby side camping at Sigatoka for the annual clash.

“I am happy to get this award as it was through teamwork and the backing of the players as well,” he said.

“My aim is to be part of the Sukuna Bowl. I grew up watching the event and now I’m all ready to part of it.

“This season has been splendid for me and the award is just the icing on the cake.

“Playing with experienced players improved my game and it is all a learning experience all along.

“The match is always tough as they say but you have to feel it and be yourself.”

He began his career during Kaji Rugby at primary school competition in Bua before he attended Votualevu College in Nadi.

He then joined the Nadi Under-20 side before he made his debut for the Nadi senior team this year.

Miramira with new players received $500 each from a prize pool of $18,000 ($10,000 given by Jack’s of Fiji and $8000 by Currency No.1). Other Awards: Most Improved Player- Apisai Nagi, Most Disciplined Player– Veremalua Vugakoto, Top try-scorer– Vilikesa Driu who has joined the 7s team.

 

A SPONSOR DELIGHT

Jack’s Group of Companies chief executive officer Bhavin Khatri said they are proud to be associated with Nadi Rugby. And looks forward to making 2021 a even bigger year for the jetsetters.

“It was a long time coming where we have been deprived for 11 years and finally we’ve managed to bring the trophy back to Nadi,” he said.

“This is a very significant win, a very special one for the Nadi community as this has brought everyone together.

“While we have been greatly impacted by COVID-19, winning the Farebrother has brought a lot of pride and joy to the people of Nadi.

“The bonus award is well deserved by the players and management as it recognised their hard work and sacrifice.”

Other sponsors included Currency No. 1, McDonald’s Fiji, Aqua Pacific, Nadi Town Council, Al-Hamd Smart Living, Cevu Nadi Supporters, Radisson and Wyndham Resorts.

Edited by Osea Bola

 

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