Rugby

Mocenacagi For Navosa

“The officials are working closely with Nadroga Rugby Union in making sure we get his release so we have a smooth transition and no hiccups in his registration.
23 Apr 2021 14:27
Mocenacagi For Navosa

Former Fijian 7s player Sevuloni Mocenacagi is interested in playing for Navosa in the 2021 Vodafone Vanua Championship.

Mocenacagi and his Yamacia teammates will spearhead the Hillmen’s quest of returning to the Skipper Provincial Cup competition.

This was confirmed by assistant manager Selita Donu during a training session at the Vatureba ground in Navosa last week.

Speaking to SUNsports Donu said the union is working on Mocenacagi’s release from Nadroga.

“It’s a good sign for Navosa rugby to have the experience of a player like Sevu’s caliber in the team,” she said.

“The officials are working closely with Nadroga Rugby Union in making sure we get his release so we have a smooth transition and no hiccups in his registration.

“Mocenacagi brings a lot of experience and rugby knowledge that will help the team in this year’s Vodafone Cup.

“He has been a good ambassador and a player for Fiji, now it is time to play for his province, with a goal of helping Navosa get back to the Skipper Provincial Cup competition.

“He will be accompanied by his teammates from the Yamacia 7s team and their inclusion will really boost the team.

“We have about 40 players in the squad and some of the players were training with head coach Mosese Vasuitoga down in Conua.

“These are players from nearby villages like Nanoko, Nasivikoso, Vatubalavu, Draubuta, Draiba and Keiyasi.

“These players are the ones currently playing in the franchise club competition.

“Should the competition begin the first opportunity will be given to these players because they played in last year’s competition and they have been preparing well for sometimes now.”

Donu added a few officials including her were part of the Nadroga set up last year.

“We are blessed to be part of Navosa rugby and our aim is to help this union get back to where it belongs,” she said.

“A couple of us were with Nadroga Rugby last year and with that experience we are here to help Navosa in running the union professionally and develop players from this province.”

With the women’s rugby competition expected to begin soon, as the Fiji Rugby Union is close to securing a sponsor, the Navosa women rugby team are also preparing well.

“Our women’s side are camping in Nalebaleba and are looking forward to their first game,” Donu said.

“They have been preparing well and we are ready to give our opponents a good game.”

Meanwhile, FRU operations officer Sale Sorovaki said no changes will be made to the format of the women’s competition.

The competition will start next month if the COVID -19 restrictions are lifted.

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