Valetini to Start Against Hurricanes

Kemu Valetini, makes the starting lineup for the much-awaited clash between the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua and Hurricanes in Round 9 of the Super Rugby Pacific competition at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva on Friday night.

Coach Mick Byrne has also placed young fly half Sikeli Rabitu to cover the number 9 position. A welcome return is lock Isoa Nasilasila who in recent weeks has been nursing an ankle injury.

The captaincy reverts back again to Tevita Ikanivere while Meli Derenalagi sits on the bench. Covering his usual number 8 position is Elia Canakaivata.

The starting line up is as follows:

  1. Haereiti Hetet 2. Tevita Ikanivere (c) 3. Mesake Doge 4. Isoa Nasilasila 5. Leone Rotuisolia 6. Vilive Miramira 7. Kitione Salawa 8. Elia Canakaivata 9. Simi Kuruvoli 10. Isikeli Rabitu 11. Epeli Momo 12. Kemu Valetini 13. Iosefo Masi 14. Selestino Ravutaumada 15. Ilaisa Droasese


  1. Zuriel Togiatama 17. Livai Natave 18. Samu Tawake 19. Mesake Vocevoce 20. Meli Derenalagi 21. Peni Matawalu 22. Michael Naitokani 23. Junior Ratuva
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