Ratu excited by Fiji call up

Young Leeds Rhinos star Michael Ratu admits he is excited about the prospect of representing Fiji in the Pacific Cup at the end of the season.

Ratu qualifies for Fiji through his grandfather, who arrived in the UK in the 1960s to join Rochdale, and now his grandson will get to represent his homeland nearly half century on.

Ratu could come up against Rhinos team mates Ali Lauitiiti and Kylie Leuluai if Samoa get through their qualifier against the Cook Islands with hosts Papua New Guinea taking on Tonga in the other semi final.