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Fijian in USA side

Emoni Narawa
Sunday, March 16, 2014

FIJIAN-born Nemia Qoro has been named in the United States Eagles under-20 side for the Junior World Rugby Trophy next month.

Qoro, who hails from Navoci in Nadi, left Fiji 16 years ago to pursue better education in the US. Qoro is related to some of Fiji's rugby sons who hail from Nadi, including former New Zealand 7s international Iliesa Tanivula.

And with rugby in his blood, Qoro made the cut, being the only Fijian player named in the junior Eagles squad. The 19-year-old is joined by two Samoans and a Tongan.

When contacted yesterday, proud mum Livia Qoro said she was overwhelmed by her son's achievement.

"I'm very happy," she said.

"At first I'm very emotional for the fact that he left Fiji 16 years ago to pursue better education and seeing where he is now is a proud moment for me."

She said her son walked the extra yard to achieve his dream.

"He was raised in the US and seeing him as the only Fijian in the team is a proud thing. I wish him all the best at the upcoming competition."

The Baby Eagles are drawn in Pool A with Georgia, Hong Kong and Tonga at the JWRT, while Pool B has Canada, Japan, Namibia, and Uruguay.

The US U20 side faces the hosts first before finishing pool play with Georgia and Tonga.

Squad: Titi Lamositele, Valdemar Lee-Lo, James Gannon, Marshall Godfrey, Codi Jones, Peter Malcolm, Oliver Drew, Christian Wiessing, Ben Pinkelman, Tyler Enfield, Hanco Germishuys, Vili Toluta'u, Max Roberson, Zach Bonte, Michael Reid, Erik Thompson, Benjamin Cima, Niall Barry, Gabriel Farley, Scott Dean, Joseph Kelly, David Todd, Nemia Qoro, Connor Wallace-Sims, James Viafale, Seth Halliman








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