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U19 flyer aims for national 7s jersey

Maciu Malo
Sunday, August 31, 2014

RATU Kadavulevu School flyer Timoci Meya has set his focus on donning the famous national 7s jersey.

The Nabukelevu, Kadavu native was instrumental in the Fiji under-18 side that won the bronze medal at the recent Youth Olympics Games in China scoring seven tries in the tournament.

Meya said missing out the Coke Zero Deans final against Lelean was a painful experience but he was honoured to represent the country at the Olympics.

And after his exposure, the Year 12 student is confident of fulfilling his rugby dream.

"I was hurt to learn that our school team failed to win the Deans but I can't do much as there will be only one winner," said Meya.

"But I am happy though to be given the lifetime opportunity of playing against some of the best teams in the world.

"I am so happy with my performance and I have learnt a lot of good rugby lessons.

"My aim is to don the national 7s jumper and this exposure will surely inspire me to fulfil my goal.

He also thanked his parents, Fiji U18 management, teachers and loved ones for supporting his rugby career.

Head coach Sale Sorovaki said few of the players had the potential to become future national 7s reps.

"There are a few players in this that may get Ben Ryan's attention," he said.

"And it's up to these boys from here depending on their choices after school and only time will tell."





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