Joe Cokanasiga: ‘Staying angry for a long time doesn’t help anything’ | Robert Kitson

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Bath wing has many reasons to be upset but after family problems, Covid and injury, he is dreaming of playing for England again

At last there are a few rays of sunshine to help raise Joe Cokanasiga’s spirits. No one in English rugby has been on a more intense emotional road these past three years but finally light is visible at the end of a dispiritingly dark tunnel. “Everything happens for a reason,” murmurs the big man softly. “I’m a big believer in that. My time will come.”

Sitting outside on the steps of Bath’s country mansion training ground, with the daffodils flowering behind him and spring firmly in the air, his optimistic smile is also a much-needed antidote to the massive challenges the Cokanasiga family have had to confront, many shamefully inflicted on them by the British government.

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Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/mar/25/joe-cokanasiga-bath-rugby-union-staying-angry-for-a-long-time-doesnt-help-anything under the title “Joe Cokanasiga: ‘Staying angry for a long time doesn’t help anything’ | Robert Kitson”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.