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Ma'afu to face fellow countrymen

Maciu Malo
Friday, June 13, 2014

VODAFONE Flying Fijians prop Campese Ma'afu has vowed to lay his body on the line for Fiji against his fellow countrymen on Saturday.

The 29-year-old said he's ready to battle against Tonga in the much anticipated PNC game at Lautoka's Churchill Park.

"I choose Fiji as my country some years back and I will play to the best of my ability to make the country proud," he said.

"I am honoured to be given the chance to represent Fiji and I am blessed to be part of this great group of boys.

"Every time I put on the white jersey I know I have to perform well for my family and the people of Fiji and it's a special feeling."

Ma'afu said the Tongans would be tough upfront but he has faith in his teammates to counter their opponents and to match them in the forwards.

"They played well against Samoa and we need to match up in the forwards also in the backs.

"Tonga has a big and physical forward pack and we need to execute our game well."

Ma'afu made his debut for Fiji in 2010, his two brothers Salesi and Apakuki played for the Australian Wallabies and Tongan 7s team respectively.