16th November 08:13 AM
Veitokani named as contender for NRC Rising Star award
By Timoci Qaranivalu
Thursday 13/09/2018
Alivereti Veitokani in action for the Drua

Alivereti Veitokani has been named as a contender for the NRC Rising Star award after round 2 of the National Rugby Championships.

Veitokani, played a crucial role in the Drua's win over Melbourne Rising in the first game and the Drua's 66‑5 hammering of Brisbane City.

The playmaker had been involved in five of the Drua's 10 tries and was constantly making line‑breaking runs.

For the second week running, Western Force no.10 Andrew Deegan was the round one nominee.

The NRC Rising Star award winner will be selected by a judging panel at the end of the 2018 NRC season.

Meanwhile, the Drua lead the NRC points table with 10 points, the Force are second with 9 points while Queensland Country are third with 8 points.

The Drua will take on defending champion, Queensland Country at 3pm this Saturday in Brisbane.

[Source: rugby.com.au]

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