31 Jan 2008

Former Tonga league player looks foward to playing in Six Nations rugby tournament

11:32 am on 31 January 2008

The former Kiwi league international Lesley Vainikolo is refusing to get carried away with his rapid rise through the rugby union ranks.

The winger who also played for Bradford Bulls, is expected to make his England debut off the bench for the Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday.

His impact has been compared to that of Jonah Lomu and Va'aiga Tuigamala - however the Tongan-born 28-year-old says he won't let the moment overwhelm him.

"It's just like putting all the hard work and things like that it pays off and I'm here I'm still buzzing, but I got to get over it, but the bottom line is my head will be ready."