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From Nadi Kaji To The International Stage Of Rugby

Three different pathways and 12 years later, the three will meet for the first time as foes on a forecasted chilly night at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
08 Jul 2021 19:28
From Nadi Kaji To The International Stage Of Rugby
Peniami Narisia and Sevu Reece at Ratu Navula College after winning the national championship in 2012. Photo: Ratu Navula College

The battle between the Flying Fijians and the All Blacks in Dunedin, New Zealand, will be special for three friends.

Flying Fijians hooker Peniami Na­risia and back rower Kitione Kami­kamica are likely to make their debut for the Vern Cotter coached- side.

If that happens then they are up against their rugby kaji team-mate, Sevu Reece.

They represented Nadi in the Chow Kaji rugby competition.

Reece played for Nadi Airport School while Narisia was at Namaka Public School and Kamikamica at­tended Vunayasi District School. They always played against each oth­er during the annual Nadi District Schools competition.

Reece and Narisia played for the Nadi Kaji side in 2004 from the Un­der-9 right up to U14. Kamikamica joined them in 2009 as they played in the U14 grade.

He then attended Natabua High School in Lautoka while the Narisia and Reece joined Ratu Navula Col­lege. They were members of the RNC U16 rugby side that won the 2012 na­tional championship.

Reece was then scouted by Queen Victoria School and played in the side that won the Deans Trophy be­fore moving to New Zealand.

Narisia joined Kamikamica in the Fijian U20 side that played in the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Champion­ships.

Three different pathways and 12 years later, the three will meet for the first time as foes on a forecasted chilly night at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

Today, Reece plays for Crusaders in Super Rugby while Narisia and Ka­mikamica are playing for Brive in the French Top 14 competition.

Fiji Rugby Union manager opera­tions and former Flying Fijians util­ity, Sale Sorovaki in an earlier inter­view highlighted programmes such as the Kaji rugby, is the pinnacle of development for Fijian rugby.

 



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