September 27, 2022
Fiji Bati and Paramatta Eels finisher Maika Sivo will not lack moral and emotional support when he takes the field in the NRL final against the Panthers this weekend as his parents will be in the stand to watch him in action.
Sivo will reunite with his parents Joeli and Mere after three years.
“Dad called me (last week) and said he and Mum will come watch the grand final if we made it,” Sivo told NRL.com.
“He was confident he will see me when he called so now it’s about trying to get them over here as soon as possible.
“I’m, so happy they want to come over and watch.
“I’ll get the club to help organise it.”
Sivo said alongside his parents, more family members were planning on making the trip over.
“My cousins might want to come too but it will be be good to have mum and dad at the least.”
The grand-final between the Penrith Panthers and Paramatta Eels kicks off on Sunday at Accor Stadium at 8.30pm.
By Noa Biudole