Rugby

Komai Brothers Set Target

“We are happy to have achieved one goal. And that was winning the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League competition final against Ratu Kadavulevu School 12-8 at the ANZ Stadium last weekend.”
23 Apr 2021 14:36
Komai Brothers Set Target
From left Sekope Komai with his elder brother Ponipate Komai.

After steering the Nasinu Panthers Under-19 rugby league team to victory, brothers Sekope and Ponipate Komai have set their sights on playing for the Fiji Bati.

At 19 years of age Ponipate is the captain of the Panthers side while younger brother  Sekope is 17.

“There are a lot of things that we want to learn moving forward.

“We are happy to have achieved one goal. And that was winning the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League competition final against Ratu Kadavulevu School 12-8 at the ANZ Stadium last weekend.”

The Waikete, Tailevu natives want to follow their cousin’s footsteps Anisito Komai who currently plays rugby league in Australia.

Speaking to SUNsports Ponipate said they would take things as it comes.

“First things first we have to do the little things right in terms of improving the way we play, “he said.

“After our win we analysed our games as brothers and our aim now is to play for the Fiji Bati.

“We will want to start by playing for our club in the country so we can be selected for the Kaiviti Silktails before we make the Bati.

“As brothers we are blessed to playing in a time that opportunities are wide open and more young players are given the chance to play overseas.

“Growing up it was always our dream to represent rugby league and we believe this is the time to do that.

“It will be an honor if we are invited into the national development side so we can train and develop our skills.

“It is something that we will treasure as brothers and it is something that will boost our career moving forward.

For younger brother Sekopei playing alongside his brother is a blessing.

“I’m honored to have played alongside Poni because we hardly play together,” he said.

“I know it was his last year in school and to win was a bonus to us.

“Now the onus is on me to carry our legacy when I come play again next year.

“I’m ready to continue from where my brother left off.”

“My aim is to one day play in the NRL for the Penrith Panthers.”

 



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