January 14, 2022
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Hughes, Taqele eye Flying Fijians spot

Former England number Nathan Hughes and Wallaby Taqele Naiyaravoro have set their sights to join the Flying Fijians this year.
 
Ruck.co.uk reports that the England No.0 who grew up in Lautoka has full support from the Rugby Federation Union to swap nations.
 
The 30-year-old has 20 international caps to his name and his uncle, Asaeli Hughes who is a former dual international having represented Fiji in both basketball and 15s rugby inspired him to become a rugby player.
 
Hughes said he is available to make himself available to represent the Flying Fijians on the next campaign.
 
Another Fijian, Naiyaravoro who is Northampton Saints winger in an interview with the Daily Mail’s Nik Simon, said he would '100 per cent' play for Fiji.
 
The Nadroga native has already stamped a name for himself in Australia and Edinburgh but now he wants to return to his motherland.
 
"I'm 28 and I've still got the best years ahead of me, so the opportunity to play for Fiji would be a dream come true," he told Sportsmail.
 
"I have no regrets about playing for Australia. I was pretty young at the time when the opportunity came along and I went for it."
 
"But Fiji has always been in my heart. It's where I was born. When I left Fiji for Australia, my dream was to play for Fiji. I would 100 per cent commit to Fiji if that opportunity came along."
 
Meanwhile, rumors are spreading that England speedster Denny Solomona is also set to make himself available for Fiji.
 
By Romeka Romena  


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