Super Rugby: Mataele challenges students

BNZ Crusaders rep, Manasa Mataele speaks on behalf of the team during the team's visit at the Jai Narayan College in Suva on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

CRUSADERS’ Fiji-born Manasa Mataele yesterday reminded students of Jai Narayan College in Suva to work hard and dream big.

Mataele, together with his teammates Israel Dagg and Ere Emari visited the school on behalf of the team.

“Doesn’t matter who sees you and if you do the little things right, I am sure it will take you a long way,” Mataele said.

Mataele spoke about his humble beginning.

One of the 23-year-old lad’s favourite line which he said had brought him this far was that “Whatever you have and whatever you do, no matter where you come from you can reach where we want to go– this he said was always motivational for him.”

“I grew up in Raiwai and went to a Toorak school and then I ended up in Flagstaff,” he said while reminiscing his humble beginnings .

Mataele was born in Suva and had attended Marist Brothers High School.

He made his Super Rugby debut on March 18, 2017 against the Blues.

Meanwhile, students had an opportunity to take selfies and meet the three players face to face.

It was a memorable experience they would never forget. The students had also sang a birthday song for halfback Ere Enari.

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