By MELA KATONIVUALIKU Photos by IVAMERE ROKOVESA thank God for Bola’s life and the fact that he never gave up on his dream.” Bola spent four years in Australia playing rugby league for Tumbarumba Club, then returned to Fiji and continued playing for Nabua Broncos. Bola had made it into the national rugby league team after being one of the two local Fiji Resident players who played against the Overseas Bati on October 7. Bola and his fellow Nabua Broncos playmate Pio Seci were the only two local players drafted into the national side. Just a week after his selection, Bola made his debut as a Fiji Bati playing his first game against Papua New Guinea’s Kumuls in the Pacific Tri-Series opener. Kumuls won 10-0 against the Fiji Bati. Bola said his debut in the game against Kumuls and the champion Kangaroos side from Australia was an eye opener for him. “Playing with overseas based players like the Naiqama brothers, Kane Evans and Jarryd Hayne, I have really learnt a lot.