Rugby

‘Unknown’ Fijian Joins Crusaders As An Injury Cover

Already, fans are excited of this unknown quality and have posted on social media that Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson ‘must have liked what he saw’ in this young Fijian.
04 Feb 2021 13:45
‘Unknown’ Fijian Joins Crusaders As An Injury Cover
Timoci Tavatavanawai (fourth from left) with Manasa Mataele (third from left) during a training break with the Crusaders on January 19, 2021. Photo: Crusaders

He joined the Crusaders squad last month as an injury cover.

Former Fijian Under-20 winger, centre Timoci (Jim) Tavatavanawai had been training with fellow Fijians Sevu Reece, Manasa Mataele and George Bower in the Crusaders squad to prepare for this year’s Super Rugby Aotearoa.

When contacted last week, Tavatavanawai turned down the request for an interview as it was too early for him.

Like Reece, Tavatavanawai also attended Queen Victoria School.  He plays for Central Club in Blenheim and Tasman Mako during the pre-season.

He also represented the Crusaders development side but he has yet to play a Mitre 10 Cup game.

Already, fans are excited of this unknown quality and have posted on social media that Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson ‘must have liked what he saw’ in this young Fijian.

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