Former Australian Wallaby and Fijian rugby league legend Lote Tuqiri helped encourage his village workforce Coastal Ratu Filise to a final minute tie in opposition to a troublesome Napolioni Bolaca-led Wadigi Salvo on the McDonald’s Fiji’s Coral Coast Sevens.
The workforce drew 17-all after lacking the final kick conversion which noticed them get relegated to the bowl quarter-finals.
The Namatakula-native is in Fiji as a part of the Australian authorities’s PacificAus Sports activities help to the Coral Coast 7s event.
Tuqiri can even be awarding the Lote Tuqiri medal to one of the best participant of the youth division.
Earlier winners of the medal embody Ilaisa Droasese, Ilikima Naruma and Nailati Ukalele.
“It’s been a dream to be again house doing what I like and serving to to encourage future Fijian women and men rugby stars,” Tuqiri stated.
“The McDonald’s Coral Coast Sevens is among the hardest competitions on the market. It’s an actual honour to journey right here with the Australian groups to assist help the event and encourage a pathway in direction of skilled careers for Fijian gamers.”
Tuqiri hopes to be again in Fiji extra steadily in 2023.
“It’s nice information that the Australian authorities is supporting the Drua groups to play extra Tremendous Rugby Pacific and Tremendous W video games right here in Fiji. I can’t wait to get again to Fiji and expertise the environment throughout the season”.