Fiji Time: 10:00 AM on Saturday 25 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Levave leaving Hurricanes for Japan

AAP
Friday, May 23, 2014

Update: 10:40AM Flanker Faifili Levave is the third Hurricanes player to announce his departure for Japan at the end of the Super Rugby season.

Samoan international Levave has signed a two-year contract with the Toyota Verblitz club starting in August.

Fullback Andre Taylor and midfield back Tim Bateman have recently announced deals in Japan.

Two other Samoan internationals in the Hurricanes squad are heading to Europe - flanker Jack Lam (Bristol) and utility back Alapati Leiua (London Wasps).

Levave, 28, played for a Japanese second division club for six months in 2012.

At his new club he will effectively be a replacement for another powerful loose forward, Jerome Kaino, who has returned to New Zealand.

He will be coached by another notable loose forward, former All Black Filo Tiatia.

Levave told Fairfax Media he was sad to leave New Zealand rugby and hopes to end his fifth season at the Hurricanes - who are currently eighth - on a high by qualifying for the playoffs.








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
CAD 0.62890.6099
JPY 51.756848.7568
GBP 0.33200.3240
EUR 0.43310.4211
NZD 0.68970.6567
AUD 0.65560.6306
USD 0.49140.4744

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rabuka in
  2. Police probe body parts find
  3. Resignation threat
  4. Prasad: Thank you sir
  5. A-G clarifies $5m allocation
  6. Rabuka presents apology, calls for support
  7. Axed BAF staff to be investigated
  8. Six-year-old latest road accident victim
  9. Wage rise for ECE teachers
  10. Time to sacrifice for teams to Rio

Top Stories this Week

  1. Miss Fiji joins Fiji Police Force Monday (20 Jun)
  2. From mediocre to a PhD Sunday (19 Jun)
  3. For his people Tuesday (21 Jun)
  4. Samisoni, 12, beats all odds Monday (20 Jun)
  5. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  6. 3 Flying Fijians and Tuwai march in Tuesday (21 Jun)
  7. 'Big task' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  8. 'Nothing unusual' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  9. 12 families homeless Wednesday (22 Jun)
  10. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)