My Last Farebrother: Bose

I was transferred to Nausori in 2017 and represented the Rewa rugby team since 2018
10 Apr 2021 12:56
My Last Farebrother: Bose
Veteran Rewa captain Iakobo Bose after training at Namaka, Nadi, on April 9, 2021. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Rewa captain and loosehead prop Iakobo Bose plays his last INKK Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy match at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, today.

The 41-year-old Namosi native wants to end his final year of playing rugby on a high note.

That is to win the season opener of the Skipper Provincial Cup and hoist the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy.

Bose revealed this to SUNsports after their gym training in Nadi.

He said his rugby journey had been an amazing one since he first captained Namosi and now Rewa.

“I was transferred to Nausori in 2017 and represented the Rewa rugby team since 2018,” the Policeman said.

“I helped Rewa qualify for the Skipper Provincial Cup when we pipped Northland 21-20 last year.

“I’m happy that I’m still the captain and able to play again this year.”

Bose indicated that his men are ready to take on Nadi.

“We see Nadi as Fiji’s rugby giants. We have been training hard to reach where Nadi rugby has positioned themselves. We respect Nadi, a champion side but the support from Burebasaga has been overwhelming over the years.”

Rewa have been boosted with the inclusion of former Ratu Kadavulevu School hooker, Sakaraia Vunikauregu and former Nukuloa first five-eight, Saula Levatia.

Meanwhile, Jack’s Nadi have named four new players in their line-up.

They are former Fijian Warriors utility Tikiko Uluiviti, Maikeli Sivo, Tomasi Nawaqa and Joseph Koroivueta.

“Now we prefer to do the talking on the field. We won’t predict any results.

“ We know the whole of Rewa is supporting their team and they are ready for battle. So likewise we should also be ready,” said Nadi Rugby Union treasurer Jeff Tamata.

“Definitely, we are not taking this game lightly. This is a very important game for both teams.
“If we look at the history of the Farebrother, the game between Rewa and Nadi is always decided right to the last minute.”

Tamata added that they have learned from their mistakes last year and have worked on them. The match kicks-off at 3pm.


Rewa: 1. Iakobo Bose (c), 2. Sakaraia Vunikauregu, 3. Akuila Sukabula, 4. Kinijoji Taukei, 5. Epeli Matata, 6. Mosese Volavola, 7. Etuate Nauluvula, 8.  Apolosi Tamata, 9. Samu Valagi, 10. Saula Levatia, 11. William Tabuaniqili, 12. Wame Qaluvutu (v/c), 13. Taito Rauluni, 14. Vilive Ladiniwasa, 15. Apenisa Deve.

Reserves: 16. Pailato Tidaku, 17, Samisoni Cakaunivalu, 18. Samisoni Rakabu, 19. Semiti Tui, 20. Apenisa Tawakerua, 21. Filipe Navunisaravi, 22. Jone Savou, 23. Kalaveti Tuisue.
Nadi: 1. Ron Katonivere, 2.Maikeli Sivo, 3. Isaia Nawaqa, 4. Turuva Lumelume, 5. Asivorosi Naliga, 6. Ilisoni Galala, 7.Vilive Miramira, 8, Napolioni Dawai, 9. Anasa Gray, 10. Sela Toga, 11. Jiutasa Nave, 12. Tikiko Uluiviti, 13. Tevita Mociu, 14. Solomoni Tavai, 14. Navitalai Tuilawa.

Reserves: 16. Joseph Koroivueta, 17. Josefa Nadolo, 18. Tomasi Nawaqa, 19. Samuela Saqiwa, 20. Jolame Luvelou, 21. Orisi Eranavula, 22. Semesa Muaedonu, 23. Vilikesa Driu.



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