The former Peterite skipper and Havelock winger, Kevin Dixon, took off to New Zealand yesterday to take part in a short training stint with the Auckland Rugby Academy, New Zealand.
Dixon is set to stay for 5 weeks and train under the Auckland Rugby Academy (ARA), which is one of the leading high-performance rugby training academies in New Zealand.
Affectionately known as ‘Kutti’, he is well known for his scintillating runs and stellar finishes. His stay in New Zealand will undoubtedly benefit Sri Lanka Rugby and his rugby career. With the Technical, Tactical, Nutrition and Strength & Conditioning factors being the key focus points of the ARA’s training programme, Kutti will definitely be able to level up his game in both the XVs and 7s formats.
Although he may seem like the smallest man on the park, his nippiness and skills make him a threat to any opposition. He captained the Sri Lankan U-21 team which won the Junior Asian 7s Tournament in 2016, creating history for Sri Lanka Rugby.
Dixon faced a serious injury in the second week of the 2017/18 Dialog Rugby League after dislocating his jaw and was out of the game for a short period of time. This training programme will be a great kick-start for the young winger ahead of the 2018 Dialog Rugby League and his stint at his new club CR & FC.
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This will be an invaluable experience for him as a 22-year-old and we could expect so much more from him in the upcoming tournaments.