Goneva engraves his name in European rugby history book

Newcastle Falcons Fijian flyer Vereniki Goneva holds the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player Award. Picture: PREMIERSHIPRUGBY.COM

FIJI Airways Flying Fijian Vereniki Goneva engraved his name in the European Rugby history book after being named the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Year.
The Newcastle Falcons flyer had already won his club’s Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and Try of the Season awards.
The former national 7s captain has been impressive for the Falcons scoring 13 tries to share the Top Try scorer award with Worcester Warriors’s Josh Adam.
Goneva was also named in the Aviva Premiership Dream Team joining some of the world’s prominent players such as South Africa’s Willie Le Roux, former Wallabies’ Rob Horne, Matt Toomua, England’s fly-half Danny Cipriani and former All Black John Afoa.
The Nadi native was part of the Leicester Tigers team that won the Aviva Premiership title in 2016.
He made his debut for the Aviva competition in 2012 for the Tigers and scored a massive 41 tries for the team before joining the Falcons last year.
Goneva was also named alongside European Cup Player of the Year Leone Nakarawa in the Flying Fijians team for the Pacific Nations Cup next month.