& # 39; In my heart I am with him there & # 39 ;: Emotional moment, a footy star is reunited with his father for the first time in four years after moving to Australia from a small village in Fiji
- Heart-warming moment rugby league player Maika Sivo reunited with his father
- Parramatta Eels winger left the Fiji village of Momi in 2015 and never played rugby
- The hardworking father had never been on a plane or saw his son in a competition
- An emotional video shows the heartwarming moment when the couple was reunited
- & # 39; I am so grateful for this moment, & # 39; Joeli says as the couple hugs each other while she is in tears
The heartwarming moment of rugby league star Maika Sivo reunited with his father for the first time in four years has been captured on camera.
The winger of Parramatta Eels left the small Fiji village of Momi in 2015 and had never played rugby league, but has since become one of the highest try-scorers of the NRL.
Before traveling to Australia earlier this month, Joeli Sivo had never boarded a flight and never attended one of his son's games.
Before making the trip to Australia earlier this month, Joeli Sivo (pictured seeing his son playing on August 10) never boarded a flight and never attended one of his son's games
The heartwarming moment of rugby league star Maika Sivo (photo) reunited with his father for the first time in four years was captured on camera
& # 39; Although Maika is far away, I still feel very close to him, & # 39; said Joeli in the video.
& # 39; In my heart I am there with him. One day I will visit my son before I get too old. & # 39;
The video shows the heartwarming moment when the couple was reunited during a training session while the eel prepared to tackle the Newcastle Knights on August 10.
Father and son are embraced, both in tears, as Joeli says: & # 39; I am so grateful for this moment & # 39 ;.
Joeli saw his son play for the first time for six years in the 20-14 defeat at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta in western Sydney.
The video shows the proud father singing: & # 39; Sivo! Sivo! Sivo! & # 39;
The game became even more memorable when Joeli saw how Sivo scored his 16th attempt of the season.
The emotional video shows Sivo & # 39; s journey with the NRL and how his parents continue to support their son from Fiji.
It shows how Sivo built his parents a house in their village and continues to send them money every two weeks.
The video shows the heart-warming moment when the couple was reunited during a training session while the eel prepared to tackle the Newcastle Knights
It shows how Sivo built his parents a house in his parents' village and continues to send them money every two weeks
& # 39; My father has worked hard all his life & # 39 ;, Sivo says in the video.
& # 39; I wanted to pay him back for all his sacrifices. He still works hard … He and mother are pretty proud of me. & # 39;
& # 39; My father watches every match on my uncle's satellite TV. The neighbors do not complain about the noise, because they are always there. & # 39;
Sivo only started rugby league four years ago.
& # 39; I didn't expect him to lead the try score, but I had high expectations of how he could perform, & # 39; said Parramatta coach Brad Arthur.
& # 39; We spoke very early in the play with the club that he would become a good player. He still needs to learn a lot about the game. & # 39;
As part of their ongoing brand partnership and just in time for Father's Day, Victoria Bitter and NRL joined forces to get Joeli to Australia – all without Sivo knowledge
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