28 February, 2020, 9:11 pm
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28 February, 2020, 9:11 pm | Suva - 30°C Sunny

Koroibete ready to face his homeland

By Dhanjay Deo
Thursday 12/09/2019
Marika Koroibete

Wallabies winger, Marika Koroibete says if he plays against Fiji, he will do his best to help the Wallabies win.

Koroibete says it's always strange to play against Fiji, but Australia gave him an opportunity and he loves Australia as they gave him an opportunity to provide for his family.

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Koroibete says he wants to follow in the footsteps of his boyhood idol Rupeni Caucaunibuca and light up the upcoming Rugby World Cup with some try‑scoring magic.

Koroibete has been one of Australia's strongest performers this year and provided some eye‑popping entertainment at Bankwest Stadium with a pinball‑like run to the try line against Samoa on Saturday night.

He has also proven himself as one of the Wallabies' hardest workers, unafraid of the tight stuff, diving over for an excellent pick‑and‑drive try against the All acks in Perth last month.

Koroibete says Caucaunibuca was a village boy and was one of the great finishers where his speed, agility and his ability to step at full speed was just unreal.

Koroibete grew up on a farm near the remote village of Naraiyawa in Namosi and had to walk 20 kilometers to school.

Koroibete says he loves playing in the big games and he went to the Rugby League World Cup, but that's not as big as the Rugby World Cup.



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