DOMINIKO WAQANIBURO­TU

Fiji Air­ways Fly­ing Fi­jians World Cup skip­per look­ing for a new club

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Fiji Air­ways Fly­ing Fi­jians World Cup skip­per Dominiko Waqaniburo­tu is look­ing for a new club.

This was af­ter it emerged in French me­dia that he will not ex­tend his one-year stay at Pau.

The 34-year-old hooked up with the Top 14 club on a one-sea­son deal fol­low­ing the 2019 World Cup in Ja­pan, but he has not had the best of times.

He made just four league ap­pear­ances (and one in the Chal­lenge Cup) in an in­jury-hit cam­paign that was of­fi­cially ter­mi­nated on Thurs­day by French of­fi­cials due to the coro­n­avirus pan­demic.

Prior to his switch to Pau, Waqaniburo­tu has spent seven pro­duc­tive sea­sons at Brive. He was highly re­garded at Brive. Their coach Jeremy David­son stat­ing in Jan­u­ary 2019: “He is a player who has an aura in the group.

“He does not let him­self down.

“He is a tough guy, a leader of men. He em­bod­ies an au­thor­ity, not by his words but by his ac­tions.”

Capped 51 times by his coun­try, Waqaniburo­tu had led Fiji to a his­toric win in Paris over France in 2018.-Rugby Pass

Fiji Air­ways Fly­ing Fi­jians World Cup rugby cap­tain Dominiko Waqaniburo­tu.Photo: Rugby Pass

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