Tawake bets on Fiji to beat Samoa

Fiji Sun - - Sport - -RON­ALD KU­MAR

For­mer Fly­ing Fi­jians open­side flanker Setareki Tawake is in the coun­try with the Akita Ju­nior High School rugby team from Ja­pan.

Speak­ing to SUNs­ports yesterday, Tawake said he has been fol­low­ing the Pa­cific Na­tions Cup.

“I think the Fiji team can make it against Samoa,” he said. “Maybe, they had lost to Ja­pan, it could prob­a­bly the tim­ing and they needed to ad­just their sys­tem to the lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment.” Tawake was one of the stars at the 1999 Rugby World Cup in France and he also played for the na­tional rugby 7s team.

Look­ing at the cur­rent Fly­ing Fi­jians squad, Tawake said they have some tal­ented play­ers like cen­tre Semi Radradra and Jo­sua Tuisova. “Leone Nakarawa is al­ways a stand­out and the loose-for­wards as well,” he added.

Tawake looks af­ter the Akita Ju­nior High School rugby academy.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Setareki Tawake (stand­ing front- sec­ond from left) with the Akita Ju­nior High School rugby team dur­ing their Par­lia­ment visit in Suva on Au­gust 8, 2019.

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