100 games for Mudu

Fijian import Maleli Mudu. Picture: Stuff.co.nz

IT has been a long rugby journey for Maleli Mudu. He will be the first player in the West Coast Rugby Union to earn 100 caps for the provincial team.

The West Coast RU in its Facebook page wrote, the union is the only province in New Zealand not to have a centurion and this will be a historic achievement in its history.

Stuff.co.nz reported Mudu arrived on West Coast in 2003 to bolster the ranks of their combined team in the Crusaders schools championship.

He made his debut, as a reserved player against Horowhenua Kapiti on 11 September 2004, representing Blaketown for his first 32 caps, with the remainder while playing for Marist.

He has scored 24 tries, kicked two conversions and five penalties for a total of 139 points during his representative career.

“Maleli Mudu, we salute you for your remarkable milestone and wish you and your family all the very best for Saturday (today),” the union wrote.

Employed at a local meat works, Mudu is married to Nicole and has a 4-year-old son Peniasi.

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