Vunivalu makes an impact

Shalwyn Prasad, Mukta Ben Place, Nabua, Suva | Friday, December 29, 2017
THANK you The Fiji Times for highlighting the World Cup rugby league dream team. Our own robust and lanky "warlord" Suliasi Vunivalu made the team.
Suliasi Vunivalu scores a try against Italy during the last pool match for the Fiji Bati at the GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA
Suliasi Vunivalu scores a try against Italy during the last pool match for the Fiji Bati at the GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

Disappointing though that only one Tongan player made the dream team. It seems the rugby league board cannot face reality.

My good friend at work keeps reminding us about that final eight minutes of the Tonga and England game that should go down in the books as the most breathtaking comeback in any sport. That eight-minute footage should be used as inspiration and motivation in team bonding exercises by all of us.

Yet we have only one player. With all due respect to the 95 per cent of Australian and England players that have a proven record, can we recognise the emerging players in Fiji, Samoa and even PNG together with the Tongan warriors who mesmerised the World Cup?

The focus is the next World Cup and not now.

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