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Dragons wait for speedster Sau

Maciu Malo
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

KBL Saru Dragons rugby league team is hopeful of securing the services of its star fullback Eroni Sau for this year's Fiji National Rugby League Vodafone Cup competition.

Sau who was twice named in the national Vodafone 7s training squad this year is touring Australia with the Red Rock 7s team.

He was recruited by Red Rock coach Lote Rasiga after the Yasawa native scored two tries in the Fiji Bati trials last year.

Sau was also instrumental for the Dragons in their last season campaign.

Saru coach Tevita Volavola said Sau was still registered with the club and would be the key player in this year's competition.

"The club has not released him and we understand he wants to further his rugby career which is the reason he switched to rugby union," he said.

"Maybe he wanted to fully utilise rugby talent with rugby union and we supported his decision.

"But we still want him for the new season and we are hopeful he will join us again."

Volavola said the side would also miss the services of its playmaker Joseva Vetaukula.

Vetaukula who also played with Sau for Red Rock has secured a rugby league contract in the Cook Islands.

"Jo will not be part of our team for six months since he will be in the Cook Islands but he will re-join us once he completes his six months contract," said Volavola.

He said the side had started training for this year's competition with the aim to improve from where they left off last season.

"We fell short in the grand final last year and our aim is to do better this year."

"In fact we have reached the grand final on three occasions but we failed to win a title, so we are aiming for a better finish this year," he added.





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