Fiji Time: 10:29 AM on Sunday 5 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Tough call for Hughes

Arin Kumar
Thursday, May 01, 2014

FORMER Fiji Warriors back rower Nathan Hughes is still not decided whether to represent Fiji or England at the Rugby World Cup next year.

The 22-year-old played for the Fiji Warriors last year but is now based with the London Wasps in England.

He qualifies to play for Fiji and Samoa and will qualify on residency in 2016 for England.

Hughes told English newspaper, The Telegraph he would not rush into a decision.

"I am qualified to play for Fiji and Samoa and I have had talks with them both, over the phone rather than face-to-face," he was quoted as saying on telegraph.co.uk.

"In two years I will be qualified to play for England on residency.

"I had served the three years in New Zealand, but that has gone now.

"It is a hard decision to make and I am not rushing into anything."

Hughes began his sports career with hockey and then switched to rugby at the age of 16.

He represented the Fiji U21 side when he was 15 and then played for Auckland in the New Zealand Provincial Championships and also had a development contract with the Auckland Blues.

Since the start of this season, he was won four Man of the Match awards from five matches for Wasps.

"Wasps is my home now and I am really settled here.

"There is a family atmosphere and I have no regrets about making the move."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
JPY 59.845756.8457
GBP 0.30830.3003
EUR 0.43450.4225
CNY 3.00972.9097
NZD 0.72320.6902
AUD 0.63460.6096
USD 0.48390.4669

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. State drops pension age
  2. Rise of Naholo doesn't surprise Savea
  3. Fish case causes a stink
  4. Help on the way
  5. Army lacks health staff
  6. 20 per cent of visitors return to Fiji
  7. 85,000 people visit trade show
  8. Govt's 'small' help
  9. 15,415 forms completed
  10. 2 from 2

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ryder in jail Monday (29 Jun)
  2. Nude pictures warning Monday (29 Jun)
  3. Toxic cassava Monday (29 Jun)
  4. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  5. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji Tuesday (30 Jun)
  6. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  7. Club sold for $14k Tuesday (30 Jun)
  8. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup Tuesday (30 Jun)
  9. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)
  10. New date Wednesday (01 Jul)