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Keyasi star on national 7s radar

Emoni Narawa
Monday, January 13, 2014

KEYASI man, Luke Navuwai makes others his priority.

The 30-year-old, who was named player of the tournament at the Uluinakau 7s in Nausori on Saturday, said he wanted to assist his younger brothers in the Yamacia Rugby Club develop their game and pursue better careers in rugby.

And despite being named the best individual player at the two-day tournament, the nippy playmaker attributed his achievement to his teammates and the Lord Almighty.

He said God was his pillar of strength.

"I thank God for giving me the strength to play well at this tournament," he said.

"I did not expect to reach this far but I give credit to God for allowing this opportunity and my teammates for playing together as a team."

Navuwai also attracted the attention of national sevens coach Ben Ryan who said he would rope in the Navosa rugger into the Fiji team soon.

"Luke is playing well and if he continues to play this way, I'll give him a chance in the Fiji team," Ryan said.

"He is certainly on my radar, he is one of the players that was unfortunate not to be selected earlier on but a call up is just around for him."

Navuwai said he would grab the opportunity with both hands.

"If he (Ryan) plans to do so, then I'll be thankful to God for making it happen but for the time being my aim is to help my younger brothers develop their game."

Navuwai could not help his side in the Cup final where they lost 12-14 to Wardens Gold.

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