Ratuniyarawa, Coaching Next

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians and Northampton Saints Lock Forward Api Ratuniyarawa has plans to venture into coaching once he retires from the sport.

Speaking to FBC Sports, Ratuniyarawa says he has no intentions of retiring anytime soon, but is also looking at setting up his own business.

“Well as long as my body still holds up training and playing I will go for couple more years. To be honest rugby is a tough sport as you get your body being battered week in week out with training and games and have to look after our body to survive in this sport.”

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Ratuniyarawa hopes in his remaining with the club, and help defend the Premiership title which they currently hold.

“My future plans after rugby is to get into coaching also I want to venture into business and setup something for me and my family when I’m finished from playing rugby.”

The veteran Nadroga lad has represent Fiji in two world cups, 2015 and 2019.

Ratunityarawa also expressed his disappointment in Fiji’s performance in the last World Cup where Fiji bowed out of the Pool rounds, after losing to Australia and Uruguay, but securing a win against Georgia.

“It’s been an honour for me to represent my country in the World Cup and its bit disappointed that we really didn’t achieve what we want to achieve during those world cups and there’s lots of learning taken out from it.”

“Some of the good memory is the time we spend together as a team the commaradery and the brotherhood we obtain during the journey will be one of the memories I will not forget.”

Ratuniyarawa recently resigned to stay on with the Northampton Saints franchise for the English Premiership division.


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