Pita Gus Sowakula is a powerful loose forward who made an impact as an injury replacement player for the Gallagher Chiefs in 2018.

Sowakula previously played basketball and was selected in the 2012 FIBA Oceania Under 19 Championships for Fiji and featured for the Otago Nuggets. He was named the most promising player at the Taranaki Rugby awards in 2017 - two years after claiming a silver medal in basketball with Fiji at the 2015 Pacific Games

Sowakula was signed short-term for the Chiefs in their 2018 Super Rugby season. He was named in the reserves against the Highlanders in Hamilton and made his first appearance in the competition replacing Liam Messam in the 66th minute.

His impressive performances in 2018 earned him a full-time spot in the Gallagher Chiefs and since then has been a regular face in the game day 23. 2021.

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