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Birthday wish for sevens golden boy

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, May 17, 2012

FIJI'S top points-scorer Metuisela Talebula says he wants his name in the world record books next season.

The rising international star, who finished the HSBC Sevens World Series as the second top points-scorer behind International Rugby Board Player of the Year Tomasi Cama, says he could do better next year.

Cama, featuring in all nine tournaments, topped the season with 390 points while Talebula had 271 from five tournaments starting at the Wellington leg in New Zealand.

The Natabua speedster, who turns 21 this Sunday, said it was his wish to play from the first leg in the 2012-2013 series on the Gold Coast and in the World Cup in Moscow next June.

"My aim is to be in the record books next season," he said.

"I finished the season as the second-highest points-scorer and I only played in five tournaments, so that is an achievement. If I played from the first tournament, I believe it would have been a different story altogether."

Talebula, who is contemplating signing overseas contracts after the next season, said his country was top priority.

"My aim is the World Cup. Right now all other contracts come second."