Erevonu “Tui” Kamikamica has joined the University of Canberra Vikings after a three-year stint in rugby league.
He began 2015 signed to the Parramatta Eels NRL side however he has returned to rugby union, the game he played as a child.
Born on one of Fiji’s outer islands, Kamikamica boarded at the Queen Victoria School in Suva, the same school as Brumbies and Wallabies flyer Henry Speight.
Kamikamica was a standout rugby player at school and helped QVS to the highest honour in Fiji Schools' Rugby, the Deans Championship (2012).
The 196cm flanker/lock was named the the Coca Cola Deans' Grand Final Player of the Match, after steering his school side to the national victory.
He was also selected to the Fiji U18 side.
Kamikamica was then pursued by a number of NRL clubs, including the Eels, as well as French and New Zealand rugby teams who wanted to sign the then 17-year old.
Kamikamica will be a valuable addition to the UC Vikings lineout this season working alongside talented jumpers such as Rory Arnold and Blake Enever.
Kamikamica will come into consideration for selection for the Vikings first game of the competition which will be on Saturday 29 August against NSW Country Eagles in Sydney.
The side is hoping for a strong crowd at Viking Park for the 5 September home match against Greater Sydney Rams. That match will feature the ACT Griffins in a curtain-raiser, meaning local fans will get to see a number of the John I Dent’s best players in action in two matches.