Kemu Valetini: Wallabies’ brother leading Manly’s Shute Shield revival

By Jon Geddes

MANLY Marlins No.10 Kemu Valetini only needs to look to his younger brother for inspiration as the top of the table Marlins chase the Shute Shield minor premiership.

That’s because Rob Valetini is the impressive Brumbies backrower who was one of the Wallabies’ best in their memorable 30-28 first Test win against England in Perth last Saturday.

The pair are members of a close family that includes six boys and two girls. And Kemu, who has become a key figure in the Marlins’ big premiership revival this season, is clearly chuffed with what his sibling has achieved.

“The whole family is very proud of him, from a young age we knew he would be a special player and it was up to him whether he wanted to pursue it or not,” Kemu told Rugby News.

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