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Warriors wing sets his sights on making 2015 World Cup
DESPITE having turned 30 earlier this year, Warriors’ Samoan speedster David Lemi is showing no signs of slowing up just yet.
In fact, the former Bristol, Wasps and Glasgow wing, who captained his country at the Pacific Nations Cup over the summer, is targeting an international swansong at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.
Although he will be 33 when the next showpiece tournament of international rugby comes around, he is eager to still be involved.
However, Lemi, who has scored 45 points in his 34 caps, insists he is fully focused on providing the tries to help fire Worcester up the Aviva Premiership table.
The wily winger has scooted across the whitewash twice in his first six games in the Gold and Blue of Worcester and plans to keep his international claims centre stage with plenty more scores this season.
When Lemi moved to Sixways in the summer, one of the main factors that persuaded him to join Warriors was the chance to be reunited with his former Bristol boss Richard Hill. He hopes to rekindle the scintillating form that saw him score 33 tries in 67 matches for the Memorial Stadium outfit.
He said: “The Rugby World Cup in 2015 is a long way away, so you never know.
“I will keep working hard and keep praying that God gives me the strength to produce the talent that he gave me.
“You can’t control what happens in the future though, so my focus is to do well for Worcester.”
Lemi added: “In Samoa, every young kid wants to play for their country. I used to watch matches when I was growing up and hoped that one day I would be good enough to represent my country.
“I did whatever I could do to be a professional, so I know I’m in a privileged position and I’m going to enjoy it while I can.”