Heat 4 Fijian Flyer Award 2021

It’s the final heat. We know 8 of 16 Semi Finalists already from Heat 1 and 2.

Heat 2 went down to the wire

While Siva Naulago and Alasio Naduva were clear winners, the rest of the field was much tougher to separate. Filipo Daugunu finished with 102 votes to take third and only 3 votes behind at 4th was Waisake Naholo. Eels star Maika Sivo missed out by 3 votes finishing with 96 while legend Manasa Bari was only 4 votes behind on 92.

Heat 4 contestants this year

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How we decide the contestants

We basically come up with the list of all our flyers, take who we think are the 8 fastest and split them between the four heats. Then we build around it. We don’t consider anyone who hasn’t played at least at a semi professional level. We also tried to keep things fresh this year and removed a few players who were in last years competition who would otherwise be in it like Josua Tuisova and Nemani Nadolo.

Lane 1
Waisea Nacuqu | Sevens Rugby | Ba

Sevens veteran Waisea Nacuqu is currently in camp preparing for the Olympic Games next month. If you think he is amongst the 4 fastest in this heat then don’t forget to vote for him below.

Lane 2
Maika Tudravu | Rugby League | Cakaudrove

Savusavu flyer Maika Tudravu represented the Bati at the World Nines in 2019 and showed that he has some serious wheels on him.

Lane 3
Josaia Raisuqe | Rugby Union | Naitasiri

Former Fiji Sevens flyer Josaia Raisuqe is another new face in the competition. The Naitasiri native has a great blend of pace, power and skill.

Lane 4
Sevu Reece | Rugby Union | Kadavu

Crusaders and All-Blacks winger Sevu Reece returns for his second stint and takes the middle lane. He was in a tough heat last year and is hoping to go further this time.

Lane 5
Marika Koroibete | Rugby Union | Namosi

Needs no introduction. The Namosi flyer is one of the first players picked for the Wallabies and amongst the best wingers in the world.

Lane 6
Wame Naituvi | Rugby Union | Nadroga-Navosa

Flying Fullback Wame Naituvi is a gifted runner and is beautiful to watch in open space.

Lane 7
Semisi Masirewa | Rugby Union | Cakaudrove

Another one from the hidden paradise of Fiji. Masirewa looks set to be a Cherry-Blossom and make his debut for Japan later this year.

Lane 8
Noa Nadruku | Rugby League | Nadroga-Navosa

This heats legend is former Flying Fijian and Raiders star winger Noa Nadruku, the Original Fijian Flyer.

What did you think of this heat?

Tell us what you think of this heat and it’s contestants and who you would like to see in the next competition in the comments below.

When is the Semi Finals?

After this heat we will take a break and come back for the Finals after the Test matches and Olympics next month.

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