Premier Rugby: It’s a family thing at Jeeps for Batibasaga as they take on Bond Uni

By LIZ MOORE

With two cousins in his team and a club culture that feels like family, Fijian backrower Ratu Vio Batibasaga feels right at home at GPS and ready for their do-or-die semi-final against Bond this weekend.

Fresh from a bye in the final round, the big No.8 said his team was pumped to be in the finals, thanks to Brothers losing on the weekend. He said they’re ready to take on the Bullsharks again having just beaten them 33-22 in their final game of the season two weekends ago.

“Over this year we’ve been on and off, like one week we lose, one week we win. It hasn’t been that consistent. But the two last games we won, I think that’s what made us here where we are now,” Batibasaga said of their recent wins against Bond and their 47-14 thrashing of Souths.