Fijians Warriors squad named for Samoa two-Test series

Six players from the Fijian Drua squad have been selected for the 35-member Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors side to prepare for the World Rugby Pacific Challenge {WRPC} two-match series against Samoa in Suva.

Named in the squad are hooker Tevita Ikanivere, lock Sorovakatini Tuifagalele, Chris Minimbi, flanker Raikabula Momoidunu, center Apisalome Vota and half-back Simione Kuruvoli.

Head Coach Kele Leawere said: “My coaching team’s job now is to gel in these experienced players with the Under-20s, and the provincial players who have made the cut into the extended squad.”

Leawere added that they have seven players over the age of 23 which also includes three from Fijian Drua, 16 Under-20 players who recently took part in the Oceania Championship, and 11 provincial players.

“Our aim motive is to give these players the much-needed exposure and also to cap them for representing Fijian team in the future,” said Leawere.

The WRPC two-match series against Samoa will be held on 27 August and 3 September at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.

The players are requested to contact Manager Peceli Derederenalagi on +679 9952330 for more details.

The Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors 35-member squad is as follows:

Loosehead Prop
Semi Qica
Aisake Atani
Livai Natave

Tevita Ikanivere
Kavaia Tagivetaua
Jone Naqiri

Tighthead Prop
Emannuel Naciva
Joseva Nasaroa
Ilaitia Sela

Emosi Natubailagi
Sailosi Vukalokalo
Lorima Nodakoro
Sorovakatini Tuifagalele
Chris Minimbi

Semi Tauyavuca
Motuikai Murray
Joji Kunavula
Raikabula Momoidunu

 Number 8
Ilikimi Torosi

Taitusi Lulusinu
Jonathan Sovasova
Simione Kuruvoli

Peni Kadralevu
Sikeli Rabitu

Second Five
Michael Naitokani
Malakai Nawai

Apisalome Vota
Filimoni Nalawa
Erami Baca

Jone Dakunoi
Taniela Rakuro
Kini Vosailagi
Paul Dolokoto

Jack Volavola
Tevita Mociu

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