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Visa hiccup delays star

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, March 27, 2014

RISING rugby league star Tikiko Noke is still waiting for a visa to join the Newcastle Knights in Australia.

Noke was signed up by the Newcastle Knights in December to play in the Holden Cup competition this season. The Holden Cup is the National Rugby League's under-20 competition in the Land Down Under.

While waiting for the visa to come through, the 19-year-old is keeping in shape by training with his Lautoka Crushers team daily.

Crushers team manager Mesake Navugona said Noke's visa was being processed.

Navugona said they were excited after some new players joined the squad.

"The team is training under the guidance of former Fiji Bati rep Jim Bolakoro," he said.

"We still have Tikiko with us and he will leave as soon as he obtains his visa. The focus will be on developing the individual players. We will be targeting the under-14, U16 and U18 grades."

The Islands Electric Crushers bowed out of the Vodafone Cup playoffs last year which means the side will remain in the premier grade this season.

The Vodafone Cup competition will kick off in May.








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