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Crushers eye youths

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Islands Electric Lautoka Crushers club is focussing on development in this year's Fiji National Rugby League Vodafone Cup competition, says team mentor Mesake Navugona.

He said core of the Crushers senior team would feature members of the Crushers under-18 side that won the FNRL U18 competition in 2012.

The Fiji Bati manager said his aim was to expose and introduce young talent to competitive games.

He said the fruit of their development program had benefitted some players such as Tikiko Noke, the youngest Fiji Bati at last year's Rugby League World Cup.

Other players that have come through the Crushers development program are France-based rugby players Metuisela Talebula and Joji Ragamate.

Navugona said developing rugby league at grass roots level would augur well for his players in the future.

"We will be introducing members of the under-18 team that won in 2012 to our premier competition," he said.








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