22 Oct 2013

Sport: Tikoirotuma keen to improve in test environment

11:54 am on 22 October 2013

Flying Fijians wing Asaeli Tikoirotuma already has a long list of areas he wants to improve on during next months European rugby tour.

The 27 year old has been courted by Fiji for the last few years and, after coming through the New Zealand domestic season in top physical shape, Tikoirotuma has finally accepted a call-up to the national team.

Tikoirotuma has won back to back Super Rugby titles with the Chiefs franchise and says his coaches have given him some advice for his first taste of test rugby.

"I've talk with the coaches Smithy and Dave Rennie and they told me some stuff to focus on like my one on one defence tackle - defence - so that's what I'm going to focus on on this tour and just lots of work-rate on attack, and both on defence, and try and lift up my game because it's an international game."

Tikoirotuma is in line to make his test debut against Portugal early next month, while Fiji will also play tests against Italy and Romania.