Red-hot Aizue yearns for swansong

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The National, Tuesday February 25th, 2014

 FORMER Kumul prop Makali Aizue continues to produce the hard yards in his second season with the Dewsbury Rams in the Kingstone Press Championship in England.

Aizue, at 36 years old was not considered a prospect for last year’s World Cup, but is still plugging away to record the Rams second win over the Rochdale Hornets 42-12 at Spotland Stadium on Sunday.

The man from Bundi, Madang Province who made a name for himself with the Goroka Lahanis and had a brief stint with the PNG Sevens rugby union team, said he is still competitive after several seasons with clubs like the Hull Kingston Rovers and Halifax.

A Kumul from the 2008 World Cup, Aizue said that he would have liked to have competed in last year’s World Cup to end his representative career with a swansong. 

Aizue who made 50 super league appearances for Hull Kingston Rovers says that the Rams have started the season off well and it looks promising ahead.  

“I’m in my second season with the Dewsbury and enjoying it. I was gutted at missing out on a call-up to the Kumuls, but despite the disappointment I’m still performing and I’m running in the centres as well,” he said.

“Menzie’s (Yere) team Sheffield Eagles won as well. Jessie and Larsen’s game for Whitehaven was called off due to bad weather while  Paul Aiton’s team won on Friday and Jason Chan’s team Huddersfield Giants drew with Neville Costigan’s Hull Kingston Rovers 24-24,” he added.

The Championship competition is the next tier competition under the English Super League.