Seeing him mature into the captaincy role is really impressive - Ma’afu

Seeing him mature into the captaincy role is really impressive - Ma’afu

By Alipate Narawa
Friday 02/06/2023
Drua' Tevita Ikanivere (C) carries the ball to the line to score a try during the Super Rugby match between the NSW Waratahs and the Fijian Drua at the AAMI Park in Melbourne on March 4, 2023. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)

Seeing him come out for the Drua and mature into the captaincy role is really impressive.

Former Flying Fijians prop, Campese Ma’afu highlighted this to commentator Greg Clark about Tevita Ikanivere when asked about which Swire Shipping Fijian Drua players had impressed him so far.

Ma’afu says every week Ikanivere is performing and he has really matured as a player.

He adds this is a young guy that has come through the system and has led the team in the right direction.

Ma’afu fondly remembers Ikanivere as the young man that got off the plane from the U20 World Cup in Nadi and caught the bus to Suva to join the Flying Fijians preparation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

The Drua will play the Reds at 4.35pm tomorrow.

Gates at the HFC Bank Stadium will open at 4.35pm.

Other games this week, the Blues will play the Highlanders at 7.05pm tonight, the Brumbies meet the Rebels at 9.35pm tonight, the Hurricanes host the Crusaders at 7.05pm tomorrow, the Waratahs play Moana Pasifika at 9.35pm tomorrow and the Western Force host the Chiefs at 12am Sunday.

You can buy your tickets from any Jack’s of Fiji outlet, Fiji Sports Council offices, or online at

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