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Cocagi signs new deal

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, May 22, 2014

JUNIOR Flying Fijians centre Adrea Cocagi has signed a new deal with French Pro D2 rugby club Tarbes.

The Serua lad from Nuku Village, who is part of the Vodafone Fiji under-20 side preparing for the Junior World Championship in New Zealand next month, joins Flying Fijians lock forward Isoa Domolailai who has been with the club since 2007.

Cocagi spent the past two seasons with Top 14 club Stade Français, teaming with fellow Fijian Waisea Nayacalevu.

The 20-year-old played for Laquila Rugby Club in Italy's top division competition before signing two seasons with Stade Français.

He was scheduled to link up with National Rugby League club Newcastle Knights but delays to the contract made him move to Italy.

"I'm looking forward to join my new club next season," the former Lomary Secondary School student said.

"I really enjoyed my two seasons with Stade Francais and I hope to have more regular games with Tarbes when I join the club.

"Even though we're playing in the second division, my goal is to play regular games in our starting line-up. It's going to be a challenge but I am looking forward to it."

He said playing along former Springboks fly-half Morne Steyn was a dream come true.

He said the experience of playing top level rugby in France would boost Fiji U20 team's campaign in New Zealand.

Cocagi hopes to share his rugby knowledge with his junior Flying Fijians teammates.

"I cannot believe that I played alongside some top Test players such as Morne Steyn who I really learnt a lot from.

"It was a good experience playing in the Top 14 and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with my U20 teammates in New Zealand."





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