March 11, 2021
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Sivo wanted by Racing 92

French Top 14 club Racing 92 has shown interest in signing Fiji Bati and Parramatta Eels winger Maika Sivo.

The Eels will play the Broncos on Friday night but there is uncertainty over the future of several players, including Sivo and fellow winger Blake Ferguson.

Sydney Morning Herald revealed that fans' favourite, Sivo needs to cash in on his next deal and sources close to negotiations revealed Racing 92 tabled a two-year deal worth $600,000 a season.

The 27-year-old played rugby most of his career and was a Fijian junior representative capable of playing anywhere in the back line.

He has made it clear his heart lies with Parramatta, but he would need to settle for far less money to remain in the NRL.

Sivo is also mindful that if he can stay in Australia one more year, he can apply for permanent residency.

“I have to weigh up where I’ll be happy and the people I have around me. The plan is to stay here; I love this club, the coaching staff and all these guys. We’ll see how it goes.”

Sivo fronted Eels coach Brad Arthur when reports surfaced he was unwanted beyond this year.

“I just need to work hard and show them I’m capable of being the best winger. I asked Arthur about whether I was no longer wanted, I went to him and he said, ‘No, that’s not true’, so we’ll just go with that. I’m not worried.”

 “I have a young family I need to look after as well. I want to be loyal, but I want to be a provider. Those are two different things I need to weigh-up.”

Sivo has scored 37 tries in 46 NRL games and is often compared to his fellow Fijian countryman Semi Radradra. 

By Romeka Romena


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