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Benetton Rugby, coup from the other world: Fijian Ratave taken

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Benetton Rugby, coup from the other world: Fijian Ratave taken

The winger signed until 2024, he comes from New Zealand’s Super Rugby: “I’m thrilled for the adventure in Treviso”

TREVISO. Benetton feeds the trocar department with the signing of Onisi Ratave. The Fijian winger has signed a contract that will bind him to the green-and-white colors from 1 July 2022 until 30 June 2024.

Onisi Ratave was born on June 6, 1992 in Rewa, in an archipelago of Gau Island in Fiji. 179 cm tall by 100 kg, Ratave is a player with an absolutely formidable mix of technical and physical qualities. Ala, able to play also from second center, has among his qualities the ability to break the tackles of the opposing defenses. Furthermore Onisi is an extremely fast player and a very talented finisher.

Ratave initially grew up rugby in a local team of Rewa, then played for Namosi in the Skipper Cup, the Fijian championship, and finally exploded into rugby that he counted two years ago. He got the call from the Bay of Plenty New Zealanders in 2021 and in the NPC he played three games scoring three tries. He was also part of the Fiji Islands selection of Rugby Seven in 2020 and 2021. A year ago he also featured in the extended Flying Fijans team that faced the All Blacks.

In the current year he moved to Fijian Drua, a team that belongs to the best Super Rugby championship in the southern hemisphere. In ten appearances he has achieved six goals, leaving his mark with his powerful accelerations. Now for Ratave the transfer to the green-and-white court.

“I am extremely happy to have reached this agreement with Benetton Rugby and enthusiastic about the opportunity that has arisen. It will be thrilling to get to know a new country and join such a renowned club. I can’t wait to play and contribute to the team’s successes ”declared Ratave, ready for his first experience in the Old Continent.

“With the inclusion of Ratave in the squad, we bring within our team a player with important technical-physical skills and above all capable of breaking lines and creating dangers in the opposing defenses. In his first year in a championship as high as Super Rugby he has already proved his qualities and we hope he can do the same with our colors on ”, the statements of Antonio Pavanello, CEO of Benetton Rugby.

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