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Nagusa impresses on tour

Jone Kalouniviti
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

FORMER Fiji Digicel 7s skipper Nemani Nagusa has been highlighted as one of the top performers of the Flying Fijians six-week Europe Tour.

And the 25-year-old Nadroga man, who this season opted to concentrate more on the 15s code, is also asking for more game time.

Fiji team manager Joseph Browne said of the local-based players who went on tour, Nagusa would be the player who gained a lot and also impressed them.

"I would say a player like Nemani Nagusa would be one to highlight for the tour," Browne said.

"Considering that for a time he worked in the shadows of experienced players like Netani Talei, our skipper Qera, and other known number eights.

"But when he was given the chance to play he delivered and played very well.

"I believe he would fit in well at number eight, we also played him at locks and he played well in both positions, but I would like to see him given more game time in future."

Nagusa, who was part of the 14-member team that arrived back from the tour (local-based players and officials,) said he really learnt a lot on the tour and wanted more games.

"Fifteens is a whole lot tougher and harder than 7s because there are lot of things to do, like thinking and your workrate must be on top.

"This tour was really good for me because I got to play against some big teams and big names.

"I want to concentrate on 15s now because I have achieved a lot in 7s, I am asking for more game time."

Nagusa has also been named in the PNC squad who march back into camp in a fortnight.

"I am looking forward to that now."