Kina’s piece of advice

Peceli Kina, left, and Evi Satavu in Nakasi last week. Picture: ERONI TUINUKU

Former Nadroga rugby team captain Peceli Kina uttered words of unity and encouragement to the Stallions side as a final piece of advice before they defend the Farebrother trophy against Suva next Saturday.

Fifty years ago Kina, one of the captains in the side’s record breaking victory having to defend the Farebrother for nine years in a row.

A piece of advice Kina shared to the current Nadroga reps was honesty and how to be humble in victory and grateful in defeat.

“If you’re from a different province playing for Nadroga, remember that you are a son of the province,” said Kina.

“The struggle and sacrifices you went through in training as a team represents all of us and whenever you play for the provincial side, remember you are representing the people of Nakuruvarua.

“Defending the trophy isn’t a new thing for Nadroga but it’s how you defend it as a team. Remain humble at all times and let the Lord lead the path for you.”

The former Fiji shot put champion said everything was possible through team work and he would be waiting for a positive outcome next week on Saturday after the match against Suva.

“Listening to the trainers and coach and maintaining discipline at training and off the field as well will be a contributing factor to your success after the final whistle,” he said.

Meanwhile, the first doubleheader match between Farebrother holder Nadroga and Skipper Cup champion Suva will go head to head on July 25 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka and Naitasiri will host the underdogs Lautoka rugby team at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori. Nadi will face Yasawa at Churchill Park in Lautoka and Namosi will take on Tailevu at the Thomson Park in Navua.

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