September 04, 2021
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Veremalua signs with Tel Aviv Heat

2016 Olympic gold medalist Jasa Veremalua has signed  a contract with Israeli club Tel Aviv Heat for the upcoming Rugby Europe Super Cup.

The 33-year-old Korotogo native from Nadroga will add a unique blend of experience, skill, and athleticism to the brand new startup franchise.

At 195 cm and 100kg, his explosive power and breakaway speed, together with his incredible ball handling make Veremalua a threat from anywhere on the pitch in both 15s and 7s.

For the past few seasons, he has stood out in the U.S. as a powerful number 8 in the MLR playing for the San Diego Legion and is eager to impart his experience off the base of the Tel Aviv Heat’s scrum.

”This is a real dream come true for me. Rugby has taken me to many countries but I always wanted to visit Israel one day," said Veremalua.

"I still can’t believe that I get this opportunity. I am truly blessed to be part of the Tel Aviv Heat this season and I can’t wait for the excitement.”

Veremalua scored over 50 tries over the last 10 years in world series events.

In 2015-2016, he was named the DHL World Series Impact Player of the Year.

By Reginald Chandar

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