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Olympian and Toulouse winger turned flanker Semi Kunatani is now in the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians squad for the November Test matches. Photo:: Zimbio
October 14
11:00 2017

Six Fiji Airways Drua players have made the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians squad for the November 2017 Internationals.

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach John McKee confirmed yesterday the players are Joeli Veitayaki, Mosese Ducivaki, Ratunaisa Navuma, Mosese Voka, Frank Lomani and Alivereti Veitokani.

Also expected to make their debut are Toulouse and Olympian Semi ‘Beast’ Kunatani and New Zealand-based Ropate Rinakama.

“We’re happy to give local players in the Fiji Airways Drua an opportunity to test international level competition,” he said.

“On the back of some good results during the June-July internationals, we must now step up and perform successfully in Europe in November.

“We have a challenging itinerary as Italy will be a tough opposition at home and Ireland who have beaten both world number one and two ranked teams (New Zealand and England) across 2016/17.”

McKee said to be successful they would need players to arrive, assemble and ready to bring their ‘A’ game.

“And to continue to work hard to build on the gains made during the June-July internationals.”

The team will kick-off their campaign with the Reg. 9 Camp in Toulouse, France from October 30 to November 1.

 

November Test Matches:

  • Nov 11- v Italy in Catania, Sicily;
  • Nov 18- v Ireland in Dublin;
  • Nov 25- v Canada at venue, France

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians squad:

Campese Ma’áfu, Peni Ravai, Joeli Veitayaki, Tuapati Talemaitoga, Ratunaisa Navuma, Sunia Koto, Ropate Rinakama, Mosese Ducivaki, Manasa Saulo, Leone Nakarawa, Tevita Cavubati, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Peceli Yato, Mosese Voka, Nemani Nagusa, Akapusi Qera, Semi Kunatani, Henry Seniloli, Frank Lomani, Nikola Matawalu, Ben Volavola, Alivereti Veitokani, Jale Vatubua, Levani Botia, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Vereniki Goneva, Patrick Osborne, Josua Tuisova, Timoci Nagusa, Kini Murimurivalu.
Standby: Eroni Mawi, Sikeli Nabou, Viliame Mata, Kitione Taliga, John Stewart, Nemani Nadolo.

Not considered: Serupepeli Vularika (injury), Kalivati Tawake (injury) and Eroni Vasiteri who is suspended.

Edited by Osea Bola

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