ANOTHER member of the Bobo family is looking for his big break in Fiji.
While Sireli Bobo captained the national sevens side and played on the wings for the Flying Fijians, his cousin Sikeli, is aiming to make it big in rugby league and don the Fiji Bati jumper.
The 18-year-old yesterday helped his Burenitu Cowboys side beat Nakauvadra Roosters in the Ra Vanua Challenge competition at the FSC grounds in Rakiraki.
Sikeli, who is in the junior Fiji Residents team, scored two tries, kicked three goals and assisted in other tries for the 44-12 drubbing.
Fiji National Rugby League development officer Sale Tubuna said Sikeli had matured a lot in the sport since he first started playing two years ago.
"Today (yesterday), Sikeli gave an all-round performance to help his side win," Tubuna said.
"With a bit more exposure and guidance, he is sure to climb the ranks and make his way to the Fiji Bati jersey," he said.
Meanwhile, Ra East took the inaugural Vanua Challenge as three of their four sides won over their Ra West counterparts.
The Dakai Tigers beat Malake Sharks 44-6, and Namuaniwaqa Sea Eagles beat Uluisuvani Warriors 34-18 in the feature match. Nabau Warriors was the lone east side not to win as they went down to Rakiraki Dragons 8-12.
Tubuna said the challenge is an initiative to liven up the competition in the Ra province and both sides want it to be an annual event.
"Ra East was dominant because they have been involved in rugby league for the past two year while West is just starting.
"But from what I saw today (yesterday) teams from both sides are enthusiastic about learning and playing league," he said.