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Hunter Academy first for Fiji 18

May 04
12:00 2010

image Written By : KELVIN ANTHONY. A strong 25 Fiji Secondary Schools Under 18 rugby league squad has been selected for a three-match tour to Australia.
The team consists of players from the 2010 Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League competition and is coached by Meli Baledrokadroka and assisted by Iliesa Tovolu.
They side departs on Friday and plays their first game against a Under 17 Hunter Academy of Sports side at Energy Australia Stadium in Newcastle on Sunday.
The Fiji U18 secondary team jets out of the country on Friday
Fiji National Rugby League general manager, Steve McLellan said the players were responding well.
“We’ve stressed the importance of the tour to the boys,” said McLellan.
“They’ve got the Fijian flair but we require more structure when playing,” he said.
“Things are slowly taking shape and we’re already getting calls from a number of clubs inquiring about the team.”
He said the players now have the opportunity to showcase their skills.
“This will be a chance to use their natural talents to secure overseas scholarships.”
The players have been in camp for the last two weeks and the team officials are trying to get them together as a unit.
“We want them to get the basics right,” said coach Baledrokadroka.
“Their passing, receiving, running with the ball and other simple drills because we’ll be competing with the best,” he said.
“For some, it’s their first year playing rugby league while some have been playing for four years.”
He said the tour would be an incentive for the players.
“The players have the potential to make it big and this trip sets the perfect platform.”
Squad: Onimiso Tagicakibau, Ratu Rokotuinaceva, Jiofiliti Tuitavua, Jonathan Hill, Dylan Wolfgram, Joveci Katia, Pokino Papamama, Tevita Naqali, Temo Raibeva, Nimilote Komaisoso, Anthony Swann, Aisake Cakacaka, Wilisoni Vesikara, Setareki Tamanivalu, Akuila Waqabaca, Evi Rokoteka, Paula Tabakinabou, Vilikesa Raboaliku, Ratu Koroibete, Apakuki Kurusiga, Ravuama Latilevu, Sailasa Ragogo, George Patterson, Timoci Qoroya, Nicholas Khan, Ilaitia Nasakibau, Paula Ramirimiri, Sakeo Dibeci.

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