Rugby league search
26 October, 2016, 12:00 am
ANOTHER local rugby league player is likely to be recruited by rugby league legends Brad Fittler and Andrew John.
This, after the two NRL greats arrived in the country yesterday to conduct rugby league clinics and to scout for local talents.
The duo first recruited former Illawara Dragons flyer and current Queensland Reds winger Eto Nabuli in their first visit four years ago.
They also recruited two players over the past two years and will be again aiming to recruit another local talent after the completion of their Fiji visit.
The duo will visit schools and remote areas eyeing for Fijian talents before attending a local tournament in Nadi on Friday.
They said the achievements of Fijian boys playing rugby in Australia had promoted them to come back this year.
“This is our fourth time in Fiji,” said Fittler.
“We understand and we see each week the fantastic players in our game that came from Fiji and we just want to make sure that we create enough interest and keep looking and hopefully we can have few more kids in Fiji playing the game.”
John said Fijians were great athletes and they believed there was abundance of untapped rugby talents in the country.
“Whether its rugby league or rugby union they love the contact,” said John.
“They are great athletes and I think it’s untapped Fiji especially rugby league.
“We have some great wingers in Australia like Radradra, Koroibete, Vunivalu and the people in Australia love to see these players and more in the NRL.
“We recruited Eto Nabuli few years ago and he has achieved great things and we want to give young Fijians this opportunity.”