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Wednesday May 22, 2019

WATCH: Rupeni Caucaunibuca documentary trailer gives us a glimpse into life now for the Fijian legend

A documentary on the career and life of the great Rupeni Caucaunibuca will be released soon after the trailer was posted online by the Pacific Rugby Players Welfare organisation. The documentary features Daniel Leo visiting Caucaunibuca at home in Fiji.

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Widely regarded as one of the most naturally gifted players to ever play the game, the man affectionately known as Caucau had an at times puzzling career.

He shot onto the scene with the Auckland Blues in Super Rugby before tearing things up with Fiji at the Rugby World Cup, but his career was littered with misdemeanours and inconsistencies.

WATCH: Rupeni Caucaunibuca hat-trick vs the Crusaders in 2004

Spells in France with Agen then Toulouse showed glimpses of what he can do, but weight and other issues seemed to hold him back at times.

Now, the humble man is living back home in his village and if this trailer is anything to go by, dealing with the challenges of the next chapters in his life.

Hit play below to watch the trailer

It looks set to be a touching piece that all fans of the great man will surely enjoy.

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Distribution of the OCEANS APART series is yet to be confirmed but we will definitely share and update when we know more.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Rugby World Cup 2019 training squad has today been announced. It features a formidable forward pack with a set of backs that Caucau himself would be honoured to be a part of.

Fiji 38-man training squad:

Front Row: Leeroy Atalifo, Mesulame Dolokoto, Sunia Koto, Campese Ma’afu, Sam Matavesi, Eroni Mawi, Peni Ravai, Manasa Saulo, Luke Tagi, Tuapati Talemaitoga, Kalivati Tawake, Joeli Veitayaki, Tuvere Veremalua.

Second Row/Back Row: Tevita Cavubati, Johnny Dyer, Semi Kunatani, Mesulame Kunavalu, Temo Mayanavanua, Viliame Mata, Sikeli Nabou, Leone Nakarawa, Nemani Nagusa, Jale Railala, Api Ratuniyarawa, Tevita Ratuva, Albert Tuisue, Mosese Voka, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Peceli Yato.

Half-backs: Frank Lomani, Nikola Matawalu, Peni Matawalu, Henri Senioli, Seru Vularika.

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Inside Backs: Levani Botia, Sevanaia Galala, Josh Matavesi, Alivereti Veitokani, Jale Vatubua, Ben Volavola.

Outside Backs: Vereniki Goneva, Benito Masilevu, Kini Murimurivalu, Filipo Nakosi, Apisai Naqalevu, Waisea Nayacelevu, Patrick Osbourne, Semi Radradra, Eroni Sau, Metuisela Talebula, Joshua Tuisova, Setareki Tuicuvu.

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