NZ based-Muntz is no longer homesick
March 20, 2019 5:10 am
New Zealand-based Caleb Muntz says he is no longer homesick because he felt welcome as part of the Fiji Warriors in the World Rugby Pacific Challenge which ended over the weekend.
The 20-year-old is one of the 14 Warriors selected to be in the World Rugby Pacific combined program.
Muntz says despite playing in New Zealand in his entire life, he is happy language has not been a problem since he arrived here to be part of the Warriors.
“They made a big effort to keep me included to speak English when they want to and not to speak Fijian when I’m around but I come a mighty background as well and it’s very similar to the Islands and being here is not too different back at home and making sure I don’t miss mom and dad too much.”
Muntz says being recognized as part of the combined program is a highlight of his rugby career.
“To be in this combined is very special. Some of the best talents in the three Pacific Islands that have involved and it’s quite a proud moment and it’s an awesome opportunity for me.”
Muntz partnered with Frank Lomani in the halves in the Pacific challenge.
Meanwhile, the combined side will have two more training sessions before taking on Namosi on Friday at Suva’s Albert Park.