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Tahs to recruit Fijians

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, August 10, 2014

VICTORIOUS New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika expects more Fijians to play in Super Rugby in the future.

Ben Volavola and Taqele Naiyaravoro are two Fijian players who are part of the Waratahs squad.

Volavola joined the side last year while Naiyaravoro was roped in from the Wests Tigers rugby league team this season.

The Waratahs defeated the Canterbury Crusaders 33-32 in the Super Rugby final.

Cheika, who is in the country on a holiday, said they had an enjoyable season.

He said they played running style of rugby and winning the Super Rugby title was a bonus.

"It is a proud moment for rugby in Australia," Cheika said.

"Ben is a young player that we have been growing from our ranks in Sydney. Taqele, we were able to find him playing rugby league. He made an impact when he came from the Wests Tigers. He will have a big season next year.

"Ben was in form last year and Taleqe has come in this year and he really added to the environment and the boys really liked him. He has gone to play 7s rugby with the team in Europe next week.

"The Fijian players are very good. I know that there are a lot of good players in Fiji and if they could be discovered then they can play Super Rugby."

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