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Start Liv­ing Your Dreams In Rugby

Emosi Narube’s grand­fa­thers played rugby and it didn’t take him long to fol­low in the foot­steps of his rugby he­roes. Narube, now 18, of Navut, Wai and Nadroga started his ca­reer in the Malokaci un­der 9 team while still a pupil at Wai District Pri­mary School. In Queen Vic­to­ria Sec­ondary school he was se­lected cap­tain of the school team. Now he is cap­tain of the Fiji na­tional un­der 18 team. Narube is from a fam­ily of four chil­dren, born just a few sec­onds ahead of his twin brother. He is de­lighted that his twin is also a ris­ing rugby star and had taken his place as cap­tain in the school team. “We are grate­ful for the tal­ent that God has given us both and I know it would not be the same if I suc­ceeded and my brother did not make it,” he said. Narube has so far been se­lected to travel out of the coun­try twice to rep­re­sent Fiji with his sport­ing tal­ent. ”Our school team went on tour to Ja­pan at the be­gin­ning of this year and that was a re­ally great ex­pe­ri­ence. The sec­ond time to leave the coun­try is to Aus­tralia and it feels very

good,” Narube said. Even though still young and cur­rently liv­ing out his dream of rep­re­sent­ing Fiji over­seas, Narube has thought of his fu­ture. He said he will not only fo­cus in rugby but bal­ance it with stud­ies. He hopes to fur­ther his ed­u­ca­tion at univer­sity, ma­jor­ing in Man­age­ment while also de­vel­op­ing his rugby tal­ent so that one day he might even wear the Fly­ing Fi­jian jer­sey. Narube wishes his team all the best and said they would do their best when they are in Aus­tralia to make the peo­ple of Fiji happy.

Emosi Narube at Bor­ron House last month.

Dou­ble trou­ble..Emosi with his side kick and twin Peni.

The Un­der-18 Rugby Team that pre­sented their i-tatau last month to the Pres­i­dent be­fore leav­ing our shores.

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