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Sivivatu backs Castres for success

08th July 2014 14:17

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Sitiveni Sivivatu Clermont Auvergne

New venture: Sitiveni Sivivatu

Castres's new signing Sitiveni Sivivatu believes his new club are destined for more silverware after joining from Clermont.

The former All Blacks winger, who won 45 caps between 2005-2011, spent three years with Clermont in the Top 14 scoring 22 tries.

Now with 2014 champions Castres, Sivivatu is settling into his new surroundings and admits he still has plenty to learn at the age of 32.

"I'm convinced that the club is going in the right direction. When I was watching the final against Toulon I felt like I was out there playing with them," Sivivatu told Rugbyrama.

"I've not come here to success on my own, but to thrive as part of a team. I'm ready to play where I'm told to.

"I'm very excited to be here. The guys are different, the style of play is different. I came to Castres and have had a month to get familiar with the environment.

"I knew how to get here, I just visited the town a little because it's important for me to feel like I'm at home here.

"By changing clubs it gives me that little bit of doubt, changing my routine. It's a new challenge and I'm motivated to push myself to make it a success."

Sivivatu admitted that there were aspect of life at Clermont that he would miss, as with leaving any club, but that the new challenge was keeping him busy.

"When you leave a club you do miss certain things," added Sivivatu.

"But now I'm here at Castres for a new adventure and with new team-mates, a new way of training, new fans and those changes help you switch your focus. I'm still eager to learn and really happy to be here.

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