New challenge for Tinai

March 31, 2023 12:20 pm

Lavenia Tinai [Source: Fijiana Drua unofficial/Facebook]

Fijiana 7s Olympian Lavenia Tinai is taking on a new challenge since joining the Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua this season.

A regular forward, Tinai was bestowed the responsibility of playing at fullback, a position she has never played in her 11-year career.

She says filling in the role left by star fullback Roela Radiniyavuni is a challenge because the expectations are high.

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“I challenged myself to move from the forwards to the backs. I’ve never played in this position before so it was a big role for me to fill up.”

Tinai says she’s happy to shoulder the role while learning at the same time.

The 32-year-old says she has to step-up her game on Saturday against the Rebels as she made a number of mistakes in round one of the Super W against the Brumbies.

Tomorrow’s match will kick-off at 1.05pm at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.

You can also watch this match live on the FBC Sports HD Channel.