Electrifying Fiji U20 flyhalf Isaiah Armstrong-Ravula and outside back Epeli Waqaicece have just been signed by the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua.
The young duo will join the Drua squad in October in preparation for the 2024 Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific season.
Both have signed multi-year contracts, declining genuine interest from other professional franchises to forge their careers within the Fijian Drua and Fiji Rugby high performance pathway.
Drua coach Mick Byrne says these are very exciting times for them, to sign players like Armstrong-Ravula and Waqaicece, who are coming back to Fiji to be part of this journey with the Drua and Fijian Rugby in general.
Byrne says an added bonus is having two players that are best friends opting to play for the Drua.
He says this will give them an opportunity to work with these young players and develop them into professional athletes, and he is really looking forward to spending quality time with them to help them grow, while giving them the opportunity to become world class players with the talent and skillset they already have.
Armstrong-Ravula was hugely impressive as flyhalf for Fiji U20’s at the recent World Rugby U20 Championship, where he made the team of the tournament.
He is eligible for Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga, but has chosen to represent the Fijian Drua and make himself available for Fiji where he has connections to Moce, Lau through his father Steve Ravula.
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