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Evrett Vaurasi

Evrett Vaurasi, son of Ostonu and Lorna Vaurasi, formerly of Suva, plays front row forward for the Australian Junior Kangaroos, who defeated the New Zealand Junior Kiwis 24 to 16, but settled for a series draw with a loss to the Junior Kiwis 36 to 20 in the second match in Rotorua on 30 October 2010. The Junior Kangaroos/Kiwi Series were curtain raiser games in NZ to the Four Nations Games played in NZ — NZ / England and NZ/PNG.

Everett Vaurasi
Evrett Vaurasi playing in the first match in Wellington during the recent tour of the Australian Junior Kangaroos to New Zealand on 23 October 2010.

Evrett started playing rugby with St Clair Comets and is presently contracted with the Penrith Panthers Rugby Leagues Club. He was captain of the Penrith Panthers Under 20s in the National Rugby Leagues Youth Competition 2010, and played with Panther close friend and cousin, Sarafu Fatiaki, son of Marieta and Joeli Fatiaki, also of St Clair Sydney. Sarafu won the Under 20 Penrith Panthers Player's Player Award for 2010.

Both Evrett and Sarafu will be training with the Penrith Panthers First Grade Seniors team during the 18 weeks pre-season commencing mid November 2010 and have been earmarked for the NSW State Cup Competition next season 2011 as they progress into the Big League.

Evrett's State and National Representative achievements include: NSW Schoolboys Under 15, NSW Harold Matthews Premiers, NSW State Of  Origin Under 18, and Australian Junior Kangaroos Under 20, 2010.

Evrett has always been closely supported by his entire family: his three sisters Tamara, Miranda and Chervawn; brother-in-law James; niece Savannah; girlfriend Melissa; and his parents as well. All are very proud of his achievements and great outlook on life.

Aunty Emily and Uncle Fesaitu (Rev. Dr. Marseu) of  Kyogle, Northern NSW, have also been great supporters of Evrett, and are regulars in our travels interstate, and to New Zealand to watch Evrett play.

Evrett started in Rugby Union and switched codes to Rugby League progressing through the Junior Representative Grades in the last 10 years. On top of his football, Evrett also studies part time at Uni; he is an active member of the Christian Youth in St Clair Sydney, and does teacher's aid work with one of our local schools.