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November 09, 2019

Ratu Tagive makes the most of his opportunity

Posted by Editor on November 9, 2019 07:39 AM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Ratu Tagive starts for Glasgow against Zebre
Ratu Tagive came off the Glasgow bench last weekend after nearly two years out of the side and he starts today against Zebre in Parma.

The Australian-born winger made the most of his opportunity, scoring a try in the 50-0 win over Southern Kings at Scotstoun.

The former rugby league man, who played for Bulldogs and West Tigers in Australia, was making just his sixth appearance for Warriors

Tagive told scrummagazine.com: "It was good to be back at home last week and I was pretty surprised to be in the starting squad this week so I can't wait to get out there."

He reflected on twenty months out of the side, saying: "It's not easy. What you want to be doing is playing and putting your hand up to challenge for positions in the team, but I had to be patient.

"I had to force the coaches - make their job a bit harder and in their eyes I wasn't doing that so I had a good chat with them in pre-season and they were happy with how I'm training and I've done everything they've asked and this is the reward off the back of it.

"It is hard mentally to stay positive and stay on top of things but it's pleasing to be on this side of things."

The 28-year-old also talked reporters through his try, set up by a huge floated pass from Peter Horne.

"To be fair it was a pretty easy walk-in," he said.

"I was pretty pleased to get out at home and to get a try is pretty pleasing as well.

"I'm just happy to be out there playing. Whoever is in front of me, I'll back myself to play well and I can't wait to get out there for the challenge ahead."