Counties pay tribute to Joeli Vidiri
Joeli played 96 games for Counties, 61 for the Blues and two for the ABs, seven for Fiji and scored 110 tries in his career (56 for Counties). He won the national sevens, two Super 12 titles, Commonwealth Games gold medal and was Blues’ player of the year in 1996. He retired from rugby in 2001 suffering from kidney problems and has been receiving dialysis until late May this year, when he had a kidney transplant. In the intervening years Vidiri has coached a number of teams for his Pukekohe club.