Draiva set to help LMS

FORMER Fiji rep Iokimi Finau may have last donned the white jersey 32 years ago, but he is still inspiring some young ruggers such as Lelean Memorial School lock forward, Emosi Kasura Draiva.

“I have heard of stories of Finau and I want to be like him,” the LMS Fiji Rugby Academy student said.

Draiva already has the same physical features as Finau who was one of the feared flankers in his days. They both even have ginger hair.

Draiva is from Navuniivi, Nakorotubu, Ra and is one of the key members of the LMS under-18 team to face Nalaba High School in the play-off at Sila High School grounds in Nausori today. At team a training session on Wednesday, he was used in most set pieces and was first to breakdowns and second phases of attacks and also the main jumper in the line-out.

“We have a good team, but I want to lead by example because the school depends on us to go through. This is the Deans Trophy and I have dreamt of lifting it one day.”

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