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Tabualevu up for the challenge

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, May 22, 2014

VODAFONE Fiji under-20 skipper Akuila Tabualevu is looking forward to the challenge at the upcoming Junior World Championship in New Zealand.

However, the Kadavu lad says taking each game at a time will be the plan to maintain their objective of finishing among the top eight this season.

Fiji is drawn in Pool B alongside last year's runner-up Wales, France and Ireland.

Fiji eluded being demoted to the bottom division last year after finishing 11th at the tournament which was held in France.

Tabualevu, who is the only survivor from last year's team, was given the captain's armband to lead Fiji's campaign in Auckland, New Zealand.

"We're in a tough pool," he said.

"We have prepared well and are going to give our best shot in New Zealand. France, Wales and Ireland are all tough teams but we will take each game at a time."

The former Marist Brothers High School student said the team's objective was to finish among the top eight.

"We have a goal at this tournament and that is to finish in the top eight. I know it is not going to be easy to achieve this but the boys are prepared to face the task ahead of us.

"They know their responsibility and how important this tournament will be for us."

Tabualevu, who can be slotted into any position in the backline, said being the only survivor from last year's team was a challenge.

"I hope to share my experience with the boys.

"I guess I'm lucky to be back in the team and I'll be looking forward to help the team achieve its target of finishing in the top eight."

The JWC kicks off next month.








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