New Naduva Fired Up

Through my wife’s sup­port I will be able to lift my per­for­mance to an­other level in the World Sev­ens Se­ries and pre­pare well for the Tokyo Olympic­sAla­sio Naduva

Fiji Sun - - Sport - ANASILINI NATOGA Edited by Leone Cabenatabu­a

Ex­pect an im­proved per­for­mance from Fiji Airways Fi­jian 7s speed­ster Ala­sio Naduva when the 2019/20 World Sev­ens Se­ries re­sumes in De­cem­ber.

This was af­ter he mar­ried Va­siti Tuilau at the Chris­tian Mis­sion Fel­low­ship’s World Har­vest Cen­tre in Ki­noya, Nasinu yes­ter­day. Hun­dreds of fam­i­lies and friends were present to wit­ness as the newly-weds, who met in Nadi last year, ex­changed their vows.

Also in at­ten­dance were mem­bers of the Fiji Airways Fi­jian 7s squad led by head coach Gareth Baber, team man­ager Jone Ni­u­rua and cap­tain Paula Dranis­inukula. Naduva ex­cit­edly said: “This is a proud mo­ment for me of­fi­cially hav­ing the love of my life by my side. “This will boost my prepa­ra­tion for the new 2019/20 Sev­ens Se­ries.

“Through my wife’s sup­port I will be able to lift my per­for­mance on the field to an­other level in the World Seven Se­ries and pre­pare well for the Tokyo Olympics,” Naduva said.

Tuilau, 25, hails from Tubalevu, Na­mara in Tailevu with ma­ter­nal links to Na­vatuyaba, Toga, Rewa and she vowed to give her hus­band her full sup­port in the new sea­son. “I want to thank God, my fam­i­lies and friends for this spe­cial day. “I will sup­port my hus­band all the way this sea­son and dur­ing his rugby ca­reer,” she said. Baber con­grat­u­lated the new cou­ple.

“This is a fan­tas­tic oc­ca­sion, Naduva spends so much time trav­el­ing around the world and now has a fan­tas­tic woman by her side and I know he will be very happy.

“He is re­spected in the group and con­grat­u­la­tions to the both of them,” Baber said. Naduva, 29, of Naweni, Cakau­drove made his de­but in the 201718 World Sev­ens Se­ries and has quickly es­tab­lished him­self as one of the fastest play­ers, hit­ting a top speed of 36km per hour sug­gest­ing that he is one of the world’s fastest rugby play­ers.

He also plays for Army and Suva in the fif­teens rugby as well.

Photo: Anasilini Natoga

Fiji Airways Fi­jian 7s winger Ala­sio Naduva with his wife Va­siti at the World Har­vest Cen­tre in Ki­noya on Au­gust 16, 2019.

Photo: Anasilini Natoga

In­jured Fiji Airways Fi­jian 7s for­ward Kalione Na­soko with the newly wed­ded cou­ple Va­siti and Ala­sio Naduva on Au­gust 16, 2019.

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