Spe­cial Night For Tacirua Rugby

Fiji Sun - - Sport - Edited by Osea Bola JUS­TINE MAN­NAN SUVA

I think most of the peo­ple in Suva and the Nas­inu cor­ri­dor knows the per­for­mance of the play­ers who were brought up in Tacirua. They maybe small in stature but they never step back or give an inch... This has been a mile­stone for us and a ma­jor achieve­ment for our play­ers and the com­mu­nity Akuila Rokob­uli Tacirua Rugby man­ager

The Tacirua Rugby Club, for the first time, held its award night yes­ter­day. The team also par­tic­i­pated for the first time in the Nas­inu Rugby Union club fi­nal which was played af­ter 12 years last week­end. The team lost to Uluinakau 17-7. Team man­ager Akuila Rokob­uli said the night was a spe­cial one not only for the play­ers but the com­mu­nity as a whole.

“This night is to thanks the play­ers for what they have done for the com­mu­nity through rugby,” Rokob­uli said.

and moved to Suva in 1996 and re­turned to Nas­inu this year. “I think most of the peo­ple in Suva and the Nas­inu cor­ri­dor knows the per­for­mance of the play­ers who were brought up in Tacirua, “They maybe small in stature but they never step back or give an inch.

“I would like to thank the Lord for the op­por­tu­nity. This has been a mile­stone for us and a ma­jor achieve­ment for our play­ers and the com­mu­nity. “We are re­ally proud of what they have achieved be­cause most of our play­ers are young and what we have achieved last week, we are grate­ful for the op­por­tu­nity to show­case our tal­ent.” Tacirua is a tes­ta­ment that sports bring a com­mu­nity to­gether as the area is known for its high crime rate. “Rugby brought us all to­gether and less­ened the crime rate in our area be­cause the boys are taught dis­ci­pline and val­ues through rugby.”

Photo: Anasilini Ratuva

The Tacirua Rugby club mem­bers dur­ing the awards night yes­ter­day.

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