April 27, 2022
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Ikanivere relishes playing at home

Suva rugby and Swire Shipping Fijian Drua hooker Tevita Ikanivere has expressed his excitement to play again on his home soil after a year.
 
Ikanivere, who last played at the ANZ Stadium in Suva during the Skipper Cup last year, said playing the Highlanders in Suva is one of his dreams come true and aims to score tries against them.
 
"The last time I played at the Stadium was during a Skipper match and then Pandemic hit so everything went on hold and I got the news to join the Drua."
 
"I'm just excited to play in Suva because when I was small I had a dream to play rugby and I had to struggle really hard to achieve it."
 
"I started off with 7s and then I found 15s as my thing in rugby and then I just played 15s."
 
"The first time I played for Suva at the ANZ Stadium. I was nervous but going into this Saturday's match, that nervousness will not be there. I have the confidence of playing at the Stadium."
 
"Highlanders will be a tough team to beat but with the support from fans, I'm sure the boys will try their best to produce a good result," he added.
 
The Drua vs Highlanders match kicks off at 4.35pm at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
 
By Romeka Romena  


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