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Rugby League sensation Ratu Naulago switches codes to join Bristol Bears

By martin booth, Tuesday May 19, 2020

Ratu ‘Siva’ Naulago is a serving soldier in the British Army who has scored 17 tries in 21 appearances for Hull FC.

The Fijian-born flyer is now switching codes to join Bristol Bears, with the Army giving the 28-year-old a temporary release from active service to pursue his opportunity in professional sport.

Bristol Bears director of rugby, Pat Lam, called Naulago “incredibly fit, with great pace and an eye for the try line”.

Lam said: “He’s been consistently outstanding in his relatively short time in Super League and that’s testament to the great work from the team at Hull FC.

“A lot of people are sitting up and taking notice of his spectacular performances.”

Lam added that he has been “really impressed by his determination and reasons to succeed but also his willingness and humility to want to help those around him succeed as well.

“We believe he will fit in very well to our Bears team systems and structures on and off the field as well as the demands of the Premiership.

“He will add quality depth to our backline and we thank the British Army for their cooperation and the incredible work that they do.”

Main photo: Hull FC

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