Rasaku For Rover: Bobo

“Exposure is very important for him so he can test himself with some of the best in international 7s rugby.”
13 Feb 2021 11:03
Rasaku For Rover: Bobo
Fiji’s Kaminieli Rasaku evades a tackle by Waidrauso during the Mobile Uprising Sevens tournament at the Uprising Sports center in Pacific Habour , Deuba, on Febuary 6, 2021. Rasaku is former star winger, Sireli Bobo’s choice for rover. Photo: Leon Lord

Former Flying Fijians star winger and Sevens Rugby World Cup winner, Sireli Bobo, believes rover Kaminieli Rasaku is the best player to do the job at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan.

Bobo has highly rated the FDS Barbarians and Fijian 7s rep following his outstanding performance during the local tournaments.

Speaking to SUNsports, Bobo said Rasaku still needs to lift his game.

“My pick is Aminiasi Tuimaba at wing and for a rover it was a tough call. For Rasaku, he needs more game time because he has been doing some very good work,”he said.

“He needs more exposure and competition overseas the difference is the environment. You can put on a good show here but when you go overseas most of them get lost.

“Rasaku is good but still needs to be a good game reader so for that to happen he must have more game time.

“He mustknow when to pass the ball on attack and defence as well. That’s my observations from the first leg of the Super Seven Series and again at the Uprising 7s.”

Bobo said he was concerned about the rover and winger’s position when Tuimaba and Vilimoni Botitu left for France.

“We need to expose Rasaku overseas. Again it is different playing locally and overseas I guess that’s what Rasaku needs right now.”he said.

“Exposure is very important for him so he can test himself with some of the best in international 7s rugby.”

“It’s different when you play locally and it is totally a different ball game when you play in international 7s tournament.

“The environment and atmosphere is something else let alone the tempo of the game. Our biggest challenge is when they prepare themselves mentally and how they handle the pressure when playing with international teams.

“To the players out there the doors to the Olympics has not closed yet so turn up for a tournament 100 per cent ready to show what you have.”

Rasaku hails from Navunimono, Verata, Tailevu. He was part of the Tailevu side during the Skipper Cup Premiership last year.




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