Kuridrani joins exclusive club
October 25, 2015 9:38 pm
Wallabies centre, Tevita Kuridrani will achieve a rare milestone in his glittering professional career when he features in the Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium this weekend.
The 24 year old will become only the third Fijian player to feature in the final of rugby’s pinnacle event.
The Brumbies midfielder, who attended Lelean Memorial School, has made the Wallabies number 13 jersey his own for the past two years and is expected to retain his spot for the clash between the Trans-Tasman rivals.
Other players with Fijian links who have gone on to play in the World Cup final include New Zealand’s Walter Little in 1995 and Australia’s Lote Tuqiri in 2003.
Kuridrani’s compatriot, Henry Speight has struggled to make the cut for the match-day 23 in the tournament and especially after regulars; Adam Ashley Cooper and Drew Mitchell played a stellar match in the semifinal win over Argentina this morning.
Julian Savea and Nehe Milner-Skudder’s spectacular form for the All Blacks has made it hard for Waisake Naholo to be selected.
Australia will face New Zealand in the World Cup final at 5am on Sunday.
Argentina will meet South Africa in the 3rd and 4th playoff at 8am on Saturday.
You can watch both matches live on FBC TV.