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Former athletics rep to play rugby abroad

Emoni Narawa
Sunday, March 16, 2014

TEN Red Rock rugby sevens players have secured overseas contracts after impressing during the recent Australian tour.

Former Fiji athletics rep Waisake Raselala, former Fiji Residents winger Eroni Sau, Eminoni Batimala, Nemani Rasiga and Apenisa Golea are some of the players that will be leaving for rugby league and union contracts in Australia.

Red Rock rugby club official Malakai Yamaivava confirmed to Times Sport that the 10 players would be joining their new clubs soon.

"We just came back from our recent Australian tour and already we have confirmed that 10 players have signed overseas rugby league and union contracts," he said.

"This is huge break for us. I think the tour was fruitful as these 10 players were able to impress the overseas scouts.

"All have signed their contracts and they will be leaving soon within the next few weeks to join their respective clubs."

Yamaivava said the club needed to recruit more players in the future. He said they had identified some players during the Red Rock 7s tournament in Nausori during the past two days.

"We will want to take some more players during our October tour and already we have identified some players who we can recruit. We have seen some players but we are yet to contact them and recruit them into the club."

Red Rock club has produced top Fiji reps such as Niumaia Cakacaka, Ponipate Kato, Jasa Veremalua, Suliano Wainivanua, Sireli Bobo and many others.








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