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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

"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."

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