FORMER Veiuto Primary School student Filimoni Savou is quickly making a name for himself in his first year in the Hertfordshire County schools rugby competition.
And his coach Sam Beckett is confident the 15-year-old could easily make it into the England under-16 team if he continues to lift his performance.
Savou is playing for Shiplake College senior (1st-XV) side this year.
Beckett said Savou had played a huge role in his team's powerful performance in this year's competition.
"His combination with England U18 player Tom Howe has been a big influence in our good run," Beckett said.
Beckett says Fili has been the main reason why they have been playing well and winning some matches this season.
"And his centre partner Tom Howe (England U18) had allowed him (Savou) the freedom to play attacking and offload rugby."
Beckett said he would not be surprised if Savou made the England U16 team this year.
"Fili is an excellent asset to Shiplake College and I would expect him to progress through the ranks of County (Hertfordshire) then to London and South East and then into the England U16 set-up.
"If he continues to develop at the rate he is going, he will be an excellent player in future," Beckett said.
"Fili is a natural ball handler and his defence is of a typical Fijian — very hard and very good."
Savou is the son of former Digicel 7s coach Josateki Savou and joined Terrington Hall School in North Yorkshire, England as its first Fijian student in 2010.
Savou played once for the Terrington Hall school team before he joined Shiplake College under-15 in the 2011-2012 season.
His powerful performance for Terrington U15 team has seen the Macuata lad get a spot in the Shiplake College senior team for this season.