Tuisova’s secret recipe: It’s mum and dad

'The Bus'...Josua Tuisova attributes his success to his parents who he says, has been his pillar of strength and source of guidance to his career. Picture: youtube

RUGBY superstar Josua Tuisova has revealed the secret recipe to his rugby success as he prepares to represent the country at this weekend’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.

Dubbed “The Bus” by rugby commentators because of his strong running and brutal strength to knock over his opponents, Tuisova is one of the players to watch at the world cup.

The 24-year-old, who dropped out of school at Year 7 and joined his dad cutting cane in Ba some six years ago, acknowledged his parents for his success.

Tuisova said his parents had been a pillar of strength and it was through their guidance that led him to be the player he was today.

He said he respected his parents and always obeyed their advice. “I thank my parents for their guidance and upbringing which enabled me to reach this far,” he said.

“Without them I don’t think I will be this successful and I will always respect and listen to them. “Even though I am married, it will not affect my love and respect for my parents because the Bible says we need to obey our parents. I believe this contributed to my rugby success.”

Tuisova’s mum, Luisa Ratulevu, said her rugby hero always followed their instructions.

She said Tuisova was not well educated, but always gave his best in anything he did.

“He only reached class 7 and used to go with his dad cutting cane in Ba. “We then later sent him to Ratu Navula College for vocational studies before being scouted for overseas contract. “He doesn’t talk much, but listens more. Tuisova has purchased a land in Namosau with four concrete houses for the family. He also has a cattle farm in Ba and yaqona farm in Kadavu. “This is apart from the boat and vehicles he had bought for the family,” she added.

Fiji will face the winner of the Japan vs Uruguay in their do-or-die pool game on Saturday. Barring any upset, the side will face Argentina in the quarter-final.

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