Rugby

Nasove Targets Tokyo Olympics

The 24-year-old policeman was a member of Police Blues that won the first leg of Fiji Rugby Union’s Super 7s Series at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, over the weekend.
26 Jan 2021 14:27
Nasove Targets Tokyo Olympics
Some members of the Police Blue team celebrate win at Lawaqa Park on January 23, 2021. From left, Jeke Sauturaga, Rusiate Nasove and Keponi Paul. Photo: Leon Lord

Police Blues forward Rusiate Nasove hopes to stamp his mark in the world 7s arena soon.

And being with the national 7s training squad has been a great achievement for him.

The 24-year-old policeman was a member of Police Blues that won the first leg of Fiji Rugby Union’s Super 7s Series at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, over the weekend.

They defeated Raiwasa Taveuni, 7-5, in the Cup final.

“It is an honour playing for Fiji’s Super 7s Series and I thank the Fiji Police Force, for allowing me to play for the side,” he said.

“I aim to be one of the 12 players for the Tokyo Olympics in July, that’s my target.

“It has been only two years now in the Fiji Police Force. And being part for the national training squad is a great achievement for me.”

The Narewa, Waicoba, Nadroga native also acknowledged Nadroga Rugby Union for their support.

He hails from the same village as Flying Fijians forward Peceli Yato.

Nasove, was one of the seven Fijian players that was selected for the Barbarians that was to face England last month but was cancelled due to some players breaking COVID-19 protocols.

However, he said the tour was a learning journey.

“It was unexpected, I did not believe to be called in for the Barbarians and I thank God for the opportunity,” he said.

“I also thank Nadroga officials for their guidance on the pathway to take that enabled me to be selected for the Barbarians.”

Meanwhile, the second leg of the Super 7s Series will be at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, on February 19-20.

Police Blues now leads the series table with 22 points, Raiwasa Taveuni, 19, LAR Barbarians 17 and Ratu Filise 15.

Pools for Leg 2

Pool A: Police Blue, Uluinakau, Fire, BLK Stallions;

Pool B: Raiwasa Taveuni, Tabadamu, Wadigi Salvo, Eastern Saints;

Pool C: LAR Barbarians, Police White, Wardens, 16th team;

Pool D: Ratu Filise, Army, Dominion Brothers, Nawaka.

Feedback:  sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj

 

 


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