20 June, 2018, 10:50 am
ADOLF Nair, 14, of Lelean Memorial School is a name to remember after the youngster helped his team beat Suva Grammar School under-14, 34-5 in a friendly match at Ratu Cakobau Park last week.The Fijian of Indian descent is a rising star in the game and a good fly half. He is good with his boots in kicking, touch finders and conversions.
Nair attended Nausori Primary School and did not play in the Kaji Rugby competition.
“I always see rugby as a man’s game and I wanted to play too, so I played in the trials. “I only played rugby in primary school, but during lunch breaks. That was it,” Nair said.
“My first rugby game was against Queen Victoria School and I loved it because I played at fly half and Beauden Barrett is my favourite player, so I want to play like him.”
His team coach Kalusi Tuivuya said Nair had the skills and capabilities of becoming a future star.
“When I selected Nair, I kept him on the reserve bench and tried him out at number 10 against QVS. “His performance surprised some of the parents and teachers and I knew I have selected a future rugby star. “He has also booked the fly half position in the team,” Tuivuya said.
Meanwhile, results of the Eastern Zone Secondary Schools Rugby Union fixtures last weekend saw QVS beating Dilkusha High School 65-0 in the under-15, QVS U16 drew 10-all against LMS, U17: LMS 10-6 RKS, St John’s College 44-0 Levuka Public School 44-0, U18: RKS 35-0 LMS.