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Hayne, Sims In For June Test

Hayne, Sims In For June Test
Jarryd Hayne
May 30
11:15 2018

Jarryd Hayne, Jacob Safiti and Korbin Sims are likely to be available for the Vodafone Fijian Bati for the test against Papua New Guinea Kumuls on June 23.

“There is a possibility that they will be featuring for the Vodafone Fi­jian Bati provided that they are in­jury free,” Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) chief executive officer Timoci Naleba said

The Bati play the Kumuls in Par­ramatta, Australia.

He said these were just some of their NRL based players that were most like­ly to be in their Bati squad for the June test.

“Bati captain Kevin Naiqama earlier expressed his interest noting that the whole group is very passionate about representing Fiji against the Kumuls.”

He said the Bati team would be go­ing in to camp on June 18 led by coach Mathew Adamson.

Naleba was optimistic that their play­ers could get the job done despite the lack of preparation time.

Bati 5th in world, Kumuls 10th

The Fiji Bati team climbed two spots up from their seventh spot position be­fore the 2017 RLWC while the Kumuls also made tremendous improvements too as they were ranked 16th prior to the 2017 RLWC.

Fiji Bati is now placed fifth, while the Kumuls are placed 10th in the world rankings.

But Naleba they are focused on im­proving their local competitions.

Edited by Osea Bola

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