It is the morning after another honors night and Vereniki Goneva is blending three liters of Fijian kava in a cleaning up bowl in his family room in Newcastle.
‘I incline toward kava to champagne,’ he giggles, while gradually mixing the customary narcotic plant with water.
His tuxedo is strewn over the secondary lounge of his Seat Leon and the unassuming Pacific Islander has shrouded away his most recent trophy pull in a cabinet underneath the TV.
Vereniki Goneva is wanting to lead Newcastle Falcons to Premiership transcendence in the play-offs
Goneva’s planning on a rugby pitch, nonetheless, has been world class since he moved to England in 2012.
He has scored 53 times in 101 recreations — finishing the general season as joint best scorer with 13 tries.
‘Goneva = diverse level,’ tweeted England winger Jack Nowell when he scored twice against Leicester to book Newcastle’s place in one week from now’s play-offs.