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Rugby World Cup: Tuisova remains with Fiji, despite the death of her seven-year-old son


Highlights: Josua Tuisova's son, Tito, died on Friday after a long illness. He will stay with his Fiji team-mates in Toulouse, France, for the World Cup. Fiji face Portugal in the quarter-finals on Sunday (21:00 local time) for a place in the last eight of the tournament in England and Wales. The final will be held in Twickenham on June 14. For more information on the Rugby World Cup, visit

The Fijian center learned of the death of his son just before challenging Georgia at the World Cup (17-12). He will stay with his team and could play against Portugal on Sunday.

Fijian centre Josua Tuisova, who lost her seven-year-old son on Friday after a long illness, did not attend his funeral, which took place on Tuesday in Votua, Fiji, preferring to stay with his teammates who are aiming for the quarter-finals of the World Cup-2023.

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According to the Fiji Village news site, Tuisova learned of the death of her son Tito by her father Isikeli Ratulevu on Saturday, shortly before playing against Georgia (17-12) in Bordeaux. Despite his pain, the future player of Racing 92 played this match that he could not finish following a yellow card received in the 79th minute for a dangerous tackle.

His son Tito, 7, died after a long illness at the hospital in Lautoka, the second largest city in the South Pacific archipelago.

Asked about this drama on Tuesday during a press briefing, Fijian coach Simon Raiwalui cut short: "Jos' respectfully asked not to talk about it, so we will not talk about it but will leave it in the private domain.


The "Flying Fijians" will reach the quarter-finals if they take at least one point against Portugal on Sunday in Toulouse (21:00).

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-10-03

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