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Nacuqu chases childhood dream

Maciu Malo
Friday, March 07, 2014

FORMER national Vodafone halfback Waisea Nacuqu is ready to tussle against the best playmakers in the land at this weekend's Fiji Bitter Marist 7s to fulfil his childhood dream of playing at the famous So Kon Po stadium in Hong Kong.

The 20-year-old player, who was part of the Fiji 7s team that won the Dubai 7s last year, will team up with his older brother Setefano Rasekaia, former 7s skipper Levani Botia and utility Leo Naikasau for the Wardens Gold at the Marist 7s.

Nacuqu said the return of former national 7s skipper Emosi Vucago in the training squad had inspired him to play to his best and fulfil his dream of representing the country in Hong Kong.

He said he was eager to battle against the best playmakers and convince national coach Ben Ryan of a spot in the 7s team.

Nacuqu, who played a vital role for the Westfield Tokatoka Barbarians' Marist 7s win last season, is optimistic of a good outing.

He said every rugby 7s player wanted to play in Hong Kong and he was determined to make his dream come true.

"Playing in Hong Kong is the dream of all Fijian 7s players and the Marist 7s will be a good battleground to chase my dream," said Nacuqu.

"Having Emosi Vucago and other top players in the Marist 7s will inspire me to play better and to convince Ben Ryan of a spot in the national team.

"I am confident of a good outing and apart from my personal goal, I will also do my best to help my team win the tournament."

Nacuqu said the services of Botia, Naikasau, Verekauta and Iliesa Salusalu would boost his team's chances of winning the top award.

Wardens Gold is pooled with Vunisaikikula, Veivatuloa Blues and Office Supplies Ltd RFMF 2.

The Marist 7s kicks off this morning.





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