Nadroga continues commitment with Clermont

France's national rugby team players take part in a training session on July 22, 2019 at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, as part of the preparation of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan from September 20 to November 2. (Photo by YANN COATSALIOU / AFP) (Photo credit should read YANN COATSALIOU/AFP/Getty Images)

AFTER joining Clermont at the end of 2014 in the Top 14 French rugby competition, Alivereti Raka has never looked back.

He was one of the players who went through the Nadroga rugby system.

The winger who is part of the France team to the Rugby World Cup in Japan this year had a one-month attachment with the club before returning home.

It has been 5 years. He came back and the “Cuvu College program” started.

Raka played his first Test for France in his 5th year.

Cuvu College almost created history in its 5th year.

In September this year they have another two players leaving for Clermont.

Ratu Jone Ulunisau and Mesake Tove, both 18 years old, are set for bigger opportunity in France and they might follow the footsteps of Raka.

President Tiko Matawalu said for now rugby development is no more centered on Nadroga Rugby Union winning but the player’s future and welfare.

“Cuvu College rugby program is 5 years now and is creating waves in the secondary schools U18 Deans competition for the past years,” Matawalu, a former Fiji rugby prop, said.

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