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Skipper to give his best for Fiji

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

VODAFONE Fiji under-20 rugby skipper Akuila Tabualevu wants to repay the team management for their trust and faith in him to wear the captain's armband at the Junior World Championship in New Zealand next month.

The Kadavu lad is the only survivor of the squad that finished 11th in the competition last year. The former Marist Brothers High School fly half said he would give his best shot at the JWC.

"This is the second time I am coming to this tournament," he said.

"It's not new to me but I think to be given the captaincy role is a privilege and I will want to give my best for the country."

Tabualevu said he was surprised with the selection.

"I did not expect to be named captain but I was looking forward to play again for Fiji at U20 level. This is an opportunity for me to repay the faith and trust of the management."

Tabualevu's experience will combine well with the overseas-based players such as Adrea Cocagi who plays for Stade Francais in the French Top 14 competition.

Fiji plays Wales in its opening pool match on June 2 before taking on France on the 6th. The Baby Flying Fijians' final match is against Ireland on the 10th.

Tabualevu said it would be a hard battle against European opponents in the pool stages.

"We will take each game at a time and we hope for a good finish in New Zealand."








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