14th December 04:57 AM
Semi Radradra’s dad cancels trip to RWC7s after youngest son got injured
By Apenisa Waqairadovu
Thursday 19/07/2018
Semi Radradra’s dad, Samisoni Waqavatu has cancelled his trip to watch Radradra play at the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco as Radradra’s brother is admitted at the Labasa Hospital [Photos: Nathan Evans/World Rugby]

Semi Radradra’s dad, Samisoni Waqavatu has cancelled his trip to watch Radradra play at the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco as Radradra’s brother is admitted at the Labasa Hospital.

Waqavatu says that his dream to see Radradra representing Fiji in the World Cup is something that might help Semi’s younger brother recover quickly.

He says that Radradra had asked him before the team naming if he could join him in San Francisco and then later in France.

He adds that he agreed to watch Radradra play for Fiji at the World Cup.

However, Waqavatu says he had to cancel his trip when his youngest son got injured during a training session.

He adds that his youngest son always looks up to Radradra as his mentor in rugby and he wants to follow in the foot-steps of Radradra.

When asked where they will be watching Radradra play for Fiji, Waqavatu says that they will make sure that they find a space at the Labasa Hospital where there is a TV so they can watch Radradra.

Waqavatu adds that he will always be grateful to the many local rugby clubs like the Somosomo Sharks, Vatukoula Rugby Club and also the Fiji Rugby Union that had made it possible for Radradra to achieve the many dreams he had.

Radradra first played for Fiji in 2011 and went on to play in the NRL and now plays in France. He has since purchased a new house for his parents in Taveuni, a home in Lami, two houses in Australia and a twin cab.

Waqavatu wishes the Fiji Team well and he hopes that they will bring the World Cup home as he will be cheering from the Labasa Hospital with his youngest son and his wife.

Fiji will play their first knockout game against the winner of the Japan and Uruguay match at 3.53pm this Saturday.

Barring any upsets, they will either meet Argentina or Canada in the Cup quarterfinals.

The Cup quarters start at 10.32am Sunday.

Fiji will either meet Australia or New Zealand in the Cup semifinals.

The Cup semis start at 7.40am Monday and Fiji will either meet South Africa, England or USA in the Final at 12.49pm Monday.

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