Fiji?s famous winger passes on

By JOSEPHINE NAVULA

Fiji?s famous rugby winger Senivalati Laulau passed away peacefully at his home in Nawaka yesterday.

This was confirmed to The Jet Newspaper by his cousin Joji Vuki who said that he was just sitting and relaxing at his front porch and collapsed to death.

Laulau played as a wing and represented Nawaka. Laulau had 32 caps for Fiji, scoring 20 tries, 80 points in aggregate. He is known to be the current record holder for his country in the number of tries. His first cap came at the 24 May 1980, in 9-22 loss to Australia, and his final match was at 9 November 1985, in a 3-40 loss to Wales. He left his country side previously to the 1987 Rugby World Cup finals. He also coached the national 7s team.