Fly­ing Fi­jians can: Cau­cau

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For­mer Fly­ing Fi­jians flyer Ru­peni Cau­cau be­lieves the side picked for the 2019 Rugby World Cup next month has all it takes to do the job.

He played for Fiji dur­ing the 2003RWC in Aus­tralia and was rated one of the best wingers in the world.

He was part of the Achiev­ing Your Im­pos­si­ble Rugby pro­gramme that ran a clinic for chil­dren at Churchill Park, Lau­toka yesterday.

“We are in a tough pool with Aus­tralia, Wales, Uruguay and Ge­or­gia. But even though they have big names, they have two legs just like us. I be­lieve Coach John Mc­Kee and his men can come back with a good result.” Cau­cau con­grat­u­lated the play­ers

that have been cho­sen to be part of the 32- mem­ber team.

“I con­grat­u­late the play­ers for be­ing picked to rep­re­sent the na­tion,” he said.

“The mes­sage to them is that they have to play for their coun­try and the jer­sey. They have to have to play hard and we will be sup­port­ing and watch­ing them on the tele­vi­sion.”

He was among the for­mer rugby reps such as Vil­iame Satala and Isake Ka­toni­bau con­duct­ing clin­ics to chil­dren 9 – 13 years old in Suva and Lau­toka. For­mer na­tional 7s reo Ka­toni­bau: “It is all about build­ing and nur­tur­ing the skills of the chil­dren. AYI is all about em­pow­er­ing the chil­dren, achiev­ing the im­pos­si­ble. It is an ini­tia­tive that I brought about to in­spire the chil­dren to have lim­it­less think­ing. Spon­sors in­cludes Kom­bat Sports­wear, McDon­ald’s, Pa­cific Voy­age Drua are invit­ing other cor­po­rate bod­ies to join in help em­pow­er­ing chil­dren in Fiji.

The group will be at Al­bert Park, Suva to­day and Labasa Spe­cial School on Satur­day.

Edited by Osea Bola

Photo: Waisea Nasokia

For­mer na­tional reps from left; Isake Ka­toni­bau, Apenisa Nasi­lasila, Ru­peni Cau­cau and Vil­iame Satala dur­ing the Achiev­ing Your Im­pos­si­ble(AYI) Rugby clinic at Churchill Park, Lau­toka on August 21,2019.

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