UK-based Fiji rugby scholarship students Cameron Keanurico and Sakeasi Kaitoga got a thrill on Sunday when the two were asked to be presented to England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster, who will be plotting Fiji's downfall when the two Test teams meet at Twickenham on November 10.
Lancaster was the guest of honour at the opening of the new clubhouse of the Malton Rugby Club where the former LDS Primary student Keanurico and Kaitoga, formerly of International School, play their club rugby. Malton is just five miles from Terrington Hall where the two boys have been on rugby scholarships since September 2011.
Terrington Hall has been unbeaten so far this rugby season, winning the prestigious Parling Cup last weekend after beating all the major primary schools in the north of England. Both boys are studying in the UK until July 2013 under a program devised by former Fiji captain and ambassador to the UK Pio Bosco Tikoisuva, with the school looking to recruit another two students to start at the school in September 2013.
Lancaster was appointed temporary England coach following a dismal Rugby World Cup last year and was confirmed in March after leading the side to a surprisingly strong performance in the Six Nations, with four wins from five games including the first ever 100 per cent record in their three away games.
Following the Fiji game, England face Australia, South Africa and the All Blacks on consecutive weekends.