4 Aug 2020

Rugby: Pita Sowakula eyeing up All Blacks jersey

From Checkpoint, 6:25 pm on 4 August 2020

Pita Gus Sowakula might be playing in a losing team, but the 25-year-old Chiefs No.8 is stamping his mark on Super Rugby Aotearoa, and has his eyes on an All Blacks prize.

The Chiefs are winless in six games and will need a big performance if they're to upset the competition leading Crusaders in Hamilton on Saturday night.

Fiji-born and raised Sowakula came into rugby less directly than many of his peers, and he was in New Zealand chasing another sporting dream long before he became a Chief.

RNZ Sport's Joe Porter has more.