WATCHING his older brother's dazzling performances on the international rugby scene inspired Peni Matawalu to do the same.
Peni is the younger brother of Scotland-bound Flying Fijians crafty halfback Nikola Matawalu and will be manning the flyhalf position for the Lelean Memorial School Under-15 team against Marist Brothers' in the final.
Speaking to Times Spors yesterday, Peni said his dream was to follow his brother's footsteps.
He said Nikola played a huge part in his budding rugby career and he was confident of making the family and school proud.
"I am glad to be in this team and I will do my best to help my team win the final," Peni said.
"Watching my brother play for the national teams challenges me to do the same and my ultimate dream is to become the next Matawalu in the national white rugby jumper.
"My brother will be leaving soon for Scotland and the challenge is for me to continue the family tradition in the oval ball game."
Nikola was part of the Suva Grammar School under-19 before being named to feature for the national secondary school team for the 2009 Junior World Championship in Japan.
Lelean under-15 coach Ulaiasi Vakatawakoula said Peni had talent and skills like the elder Matawalu.
"Like his brother, Peni is also a utility backline player and can fit in equally well in the backs," he said.
"He was a member of our victorious Lelean under-15 rugby league team that won the national secondary school final and has a bright future ahead of him."