In anticipation of Harlequins visit to Newcastle Falcons on Sunday, VerenikiGoneva had said that he was glad to be back into the groove with the squad.

This was after his start as a Newcastle Falcon was interrupted by an injury.

Goneka was the match winner for the Falcons last Friday where his team triumphed over Northampton Saints in a 22-16 win, with the former RPA Player of the season leading the league wide chart.

The Premiership winner who has had featured in 69 Premiership outings with 32 tries so far, spoke about how frustrating it had been during the period of his injury.

“It has been a little bit of a frustrating start from a personal point of view, playing the first few games but then missing out through a hamstring injury, but it’s good to be back now and looking forward to Harlequins on Sunday,”

“I played about 10 minutes against Exeter two weeks ago, it was good to get back onto the field and then last Friday down at Northampton was a nice win to be part of.”

He went on to talk about the Northampton game and how he and the rest of the team were overjoyed by their win especially when considering the caliber of team they had played against. Continue reading “IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK – VERENIKI GONEVA”

Talented Scottish teen signs for Harlequins FC

Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Harlequins FC has pulled off one of the biggest transfer coups of recent seasons by signing talented young Scotsman Robbie Nairn to their academy, beating off stiff competition from several other Aviva Premiership rivals.

Considered to be one of the biggest talents to emerge from Scotland in the last decade, Nairn has shocked the entire rugby community of Scotland by turning his back on his home country to move south and ply his trade in the Aviva Premiership. The 18 year old winger will link up with his new teammates in London as soon as his session at the Watson’s College ends.

Nairn also excelled in other sports and is a former Scottish schools shot putt champion and was recently turning out for Currie on a few occasions and he even won the BT Premiership try of the month award back in January.

The youngster is extremely excited about his move to Harlequins FC and spoke of his delight at being scouted by one of the biggest clubs in European rugby. A former Scotland Under 16 and Under 18 international, Nairn said that the task ahead of him is daunting and it is a challenge, especially living up to standards that the senior team has already placed before them but he wishes to develop his game all round in order to be seen as a worthy player capable of stepping up in their place when the time comes.

The academy manager at Harlequins FC Tony Diprose also hailed the signing of the youngster, saying that the player has immense potential and a desire to succeed and he is hopeful that the club will be able to develop him into a truly great layer of his time, which will benefit both the player and the club.