Albert Tuisue has powered London Irish back into the English Premiership and now wants to help Fiji win the World Cup in Japan.
The flanker or lock joined Irish in January and made a try scoring contribution along with fellow Fijian Alivereti Veitokani as the Exiles beat Richmond 46-7 to secure a return to the top flight of the sport in England. It means the pair will now being facing a host of their countrymen in the Premiership, including Northampton Saints Api Ratuniyarawa, Leicester Tigers Campese Maâfu, Newcastle’s Niki Goneva and Josh Matevesi and Harlequins Semi Kunatani.
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This is an exciting time for Tuisue who is expecting his first child and he told SUN sports from London: “I want to thank the Lord and my family in Fiji for their love and support, especially my wife who is pregnant with our baby girl. think my improving performance is down to my personal experience and sacrifice, and the determination I have on and off the field. I want to keep improving and working hard because I have set the personal goal of making the Rugby World Cup squad which is full of great players.”
Fiji’s win over France in Paris in November was a warning to the rest of the World Cup teams that coach John McKee has a squad capable of causing real problems in Japan.
Tuisue and Veitokania secured contracts in Europe after impressing for the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua side which has also allowed Frank Lomani, Eroni Mawi, Mosese Voka, Mesulame Dolokoto, Luke Tagi along with a host of other talented players to shine. . “Fiji is a small nation but through rugby it can conquer the world:” added Tuisue .”What we have achieved with the Drua has set the standard for all Fijian players and I think we have enough quality on the island to win the World Cup. “
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