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Tafea FC, Yat Sen Team Up

Tafea FC, Yat Sen Team Up
OFC Mascot Pasifika with members of the Tafea FC at Yat Sen Primary School yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci
April 11
08:09 2015

Nine overseas-based players have been included in the Vodafone Fijian Under-20 extended squad for the World Rugby Trophy in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 12-24.

Jim Bulitavu, Josefa Logavatu, Manu Tuiqali, Seremaia Turagabeci, Pat Tuidraki, Jordan Cam, Sam Tabuatamata, Joseph Beramaisuva and Filimoni Savou are the nine players. Coach Viliame Gadolo said the overseas players would boost the team.

“These players have been playing for overseas clubs and are really experienced,” Gadolo said.

The winner of the U20 Trophy graduates to the U20 Championship for the following year. Likewise, the team that finishes last in the U20 Championship is relegated and takes part in the U20 Trophy the year after.

Fiji and Canada are the top seeds in the tournament and head Pools A and B, respectively.

Fiji were relegated after last year’s U20 Championship in New Zealand and will be hoping for a strong showing this year.

The final squad will be named on April 24. Fiji is in Pool A with Georgia, Portugal and Uruguay.

Extended squad:

Eroni Mawi, Asaeli Sorovaki, Viliame Seuseu, Josaia Raboiliku, Mateo Qolisese, Maikeli Sivo, Jim Bulitavu, Ilisavani Nasemira, Lekimi Vuda, Tevita Ratuva, Jone Seuvou, Josefa Logavatu, Peniame Narasia, Jone Bola, Manu Tuiqali, Seru Momo, Waisea Daroko, Leone Nawi, Pita Raikoso, Seremaia Turagabeci, Sela Toga, Filimoni Savou, Kaveni Debanaise, Pat Tuidraki, Jordan Cama, Filipo Daugunu, Seveci Nakanailagi, Sam Tabuatamata, Joseph Beramaisuva.

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