Fiji Time: 9:36 PM on Friday 24 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Kepa's not weak
  2. Full pay while on leave
  3. Ryan's fight to help 7s
  4. Emotional experience
  5. Fear not, go to the hospital
  6. Hindus give thanks
  7. Call to probe e-ticketing
  8. FRCA officials remember fallen colleagues
  9. UN hails Fiji's effort
  10. Print media an effective cancer awareness tool

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  3. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  4. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  5. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  6. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  7. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  8. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  9. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)