The Fiji Times
Newtown honours club members
PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama thanked the Newtown Rugby Club for providing a platform for youths to engage themselves through rugby on Saturday night at the Vine Yard in Suva.
Chief guest at the club’s awards night over the weekend, Bainimarama addressed and challenged members of the Newtown Rugby Club to continue pursuing their dreams whether it be on or off the field and being a symbol of discipline in rugby. “Tonight is about honouring the achievements of the Newtown Rugby Club, and we congratulate you on winning the Nasinu Rugby Union competition,” Bainimarama said on Saturday.
“In the process you created history being the first club to defend the title for seven consecutive seasons.”
Apisai Lomani was named the Newtown Rugby Club best player of 2019.
List of winners: Rookie of the Year - Aborosio Sovatabua; Best Forward - Paula Nasiga; Best Backline Player of the YearJesoni Nabuta; Longest Serving Players - Manasa Salababa, Vereti Tabua, Paula Bola, William Kaufuti; Most Disciplined Player - Tomasi Cava; Perseverance Award - Josua Vania; Team Manager Award - Baptist Kaufuti; Best Coach - Ilaitia Bola; Leadership Award - Voreqe Tonawai; Player of the Year- Apisai Lomani