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It’s Still Unreal: Miller

He is a new kid on the block and many have dubbed him as our next Tariq Sims.
23 Jun 2022 17:15
It’s Still Unreal: Miller
Kaylen Miller in Sydney on June 22, 2022. Photo: Simione Haravanua.

He is a new kid on the block and many have dubbed him as our next Tariq Sims.

Keep an eye on one of the latest Vodafone Fiji Bati inclusions Kay­len Miller.

The 20-year-old plays for Mount­ies in the New South Wales Ron Massey Cup and hails from Somo­somo, Taveuni, in the province of Cakaudrove.

He is the third player from Somo­somo to play for the Bati. The other two are Semi Radradra and Tui Kamikamica who plays for Mel­bourne Storm.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday Miller said the call-up to join the Bati squad was a special one.

“I always looked up to the Bati team when I was a kid,” he said.

“When I received the phone call that I was going to join the Bati, it was unreal.

“I can’t describe it, I was at home when I got the message and it was unreal.

“After receiving that message I was speechless but now I’m here.

“My idol was Tariq Sims, growing up watching him play footy really motivated me.”

Miller said he always wanted to represent Fiji and play for his fam­ily.

“I’m honoured and grateful to be given this opportunity to represent my country.

“This is my first time in the Bati camp, I was nervous but everyone has been very welcoming and I’m enjoying it.

“Whenever I’m around these NRL stars I’ll try to soak it in and act normal. We are all in the same boat because we have a job to be done.”

Miller said in camp he found out that the Fijian NRL stars are differ­ent people behind the scene.

“It’s not how we see them on tel­evision every day.

“Everybody loves to have a laugh, putting music on and cracking jokes.

“I was in Taveuni in 2017 and haven’t returned due to COVID.

“If given an opportunity this Sat­urday it will be a massive achieve­ment for me.

“As for now I will try and tick all the boxes and put myself in a po­sition that I can make the Rugby League World Cup squad.”


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