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Vio joins rugby league

Maciu Malo
Saturday, February 08, 2014

THE Vio Sharks rugby league team will make its debut in this year's Fiji National Rugby League Vodafone Cup weekly competition.

Laced with the majority of the Vio rugby union team, the Lautoka-based players are anticipating a tough challenge against top sides in the Lautoka zone.

FNRL development officer Lagilagi Golea said the team had been training hard for the past few weeks and the players are keen to show their worth against other teams in the Sugar City.

He said most of his players were seasoned rugby union players who had the talent and the flair to do well in league.

Notable inclusion in the team is former national 7s rep Manoa Qerea whose experience and talent will boost the side's confidence.

"This is a new journey for these boys and they are eager to make their presence felt in rugby league," said Golea.

"Vio is one of the champion teams in the Lautoka rugby competition and these boys will soon prove their mark in rugby league.

"The players have been familiarising themselves with the law of the game over the past weeks of training and they seem to have adapted well to the switch."

The former Fiji Bati forward said the team had a bright future in the sport.

Golea is optimistic the team will groom some Fiji Bati stars in the near future.

"Vio has produced Fiji rugby union reps such as Niko Qoro, Sikeli Qoro, Jimilai Nasau and Qerea to name a few, and I'm hopeful new stars will emerge from this team soon," he said.

"The boys are committed at training and fully aware of the challenges that await them when the competition starts next month."

The side will compete in the Lautoka Zone reserve grade against Islands Electric Lautoka Crushers, City Eagles, Saru Dragons and Naviago Rabbitohs.





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