A Hug Six Years Later

After six long years, Bris­tol Bears winger Sivaniolo Naulago got to hug his father again.
17 Jun 2022 10:30
A Hug Six Years Later
Siva Naulago (right), with brother in law Sikeli Lagilagi at the family farm.

After six long years, Bris­tol Bears winger Sivaniolo Naulago got to hug his father again.

Not only that, Sivaniolo was back at the family farm planting, and uprooting root crops for a family meal when the Fiji Sun team paid him a visit.

“It is good to be back home, and I’m here busy uprooting cassava in the plantation,” the 30 year old said laughing.

“It wasn’t our season for the Bears! But I’m happy to spend some time at home. After six long years, I get to hug my father again. Thanks to Almighty God for his life.”

His father, Jona Sataru Naulago, was overwhelmed.

“It is good to see him back home. We will be having a few busy days ahead of us,” Jona said.

In an earlier interview, Jona shared that Siva was denied watching weekly rugby club games while growing up.

Every Saturday, when the villagers go to watch the Ravoravo rugby team play in the Nadi Rugby Union club competition, Siva and his elder brother Kini would be out weeding at the family’s cassava farm.

Sometimes, Siva and Kini would accompany their cousins to watch the club games, but their dad would chase them back home.

Siva had moved to the United Kingdom to join the British Army before he played professional rugby.

He now plays alongside another Fijian rugby sensation, Semi Radradra, for the Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby.

He previously played rugby league for Hull F.C. in the Betfred Super League.


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