'He's got way better skills than me' - Hurricanes and Fiji cult hero Bill Cavubati on son Caleb's rugby progress

Former Hurricanes and Fiji prop Bill Cavubati is in Auckland supporting an up and coming sevens star on the secondary schools circuit – his son Caleb.

The former Fiji international said he worries about his son and the weight of expectation for him to follow in his weighty footsteps.

"I enjoyed it when he was a soccer player because sometimes it puts a lot of pressure, when your dad played the expectation is like, 'your dad did this,'" said Bill Cavubati.

"But I'm glad he's playing a different position than me, I thought I was a back sometimes - not all the time."

Caleb is playing for the Fijian team in the Condor World 7s tournament, which begins tomorrow.

Caleb will be competing for Fiji at the Condor World Sevens tournament in Auckland. Source: 1 NEWS

"I always tell him he's got way more better skills than me, good work ethic, so way better than our era."

Caleb made the switch from football to rugby three years ago and is part of the Hurricanes development system.

Bill Cuvibati said he's proud to see NZ-born Fijians choose to play for their parents' country of birth.

"It's good to see some of the boys born here as well come over to the Fijian side, they want to know their Fijian heritage.

Bill Cavubati, Wellington v Waikato, NPC, Rugby Union, 1995. PHOTOSPORT
Former Wellington prop Bill Cavubati in action against Canterbury. Source: Photosport

"Which is pretty good for us and they are enjoying it, it is something very different."

Caleb Cuvibati said his father always gives sound advice whenever he needs help.

"He's got a lot of good advice like if I have trouble with something, he knows the game of rugby and I'm still learning," said Caleb.

"It's really good to have him there to help me as player and as a person."

Caleb's preferred position in rugby is second-five eighth.

Bill played 19 games for the Hurricanes between 1996-1998 and played 38 Tests for Fiji from 1995-2005.

Caleb Cavubati made the switch to rugby from football three years ago and is playing for Fiji at the Condor World Schools 7s tournament in Auckland this weekend. Source: 1 NEWS


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