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Cavubati, Koroi In Tour Squad

Vodafone Flying Fijians coach John McKee has included Tevita Cavubati and Taniela Koroi in the 2014 Europe Tour squad. Prop Koroi plays for the Wellington Lions while Cavubati is a
03 Oct 2014 13:21
Cavubati, Koroi In Tour Squad

Vodafone Flying Fijians coach John McKee has included Tevita Cavubati and Taniela Koroi in the 2014 Europe Tour squad.

Prop Koroi plays for the Wellington Lions while Cavubati is a lock forward for the Tasman Makos.

McKee highlighted the new additions to the fold, weighing in on Cavubati and Koroi.

“I think we have a very strong squad. In this team, we’ve got players like Cavubati who’s been playing well for Tasman Makos in the ITM Cup,” McKee said.

“Cavubati played for the Fiji Warriors and this is a good chance for him to step up.

“The two ITM Cup players will bring a new dynamic to the team and help diversify our style and approach,”  McKee said.

“Tevita has played for three years with Tasman and he brings a strong scrum is also a very good line-out tactician so his experience is a much needed boost to our game.

“We want to be consistent in our selections and field a squad of experience from tour to tour.

“There are a couple of players who’ve come in to this squad like Vereniki Goneva and Lepani Botia who were injured in June.”

McKee named Montpellier flanker Akapusi Qera to retain his captaincy from the June test series for the Northern Tour.

Meanwhile, Peni Ravai and Viliame Veikoso are the only two local-based players to make the cut.

Sevens speedster Samisoni Viriviri has been named a non-travelling reserve.

Squad: Campese Ma’afu, Jerry Yanuyanutawa, Manasa Saulo, Taniela Koroi, Isei Colati, Peni Ravai, Tuapati Talemaitoga, Viliame Veikoso, Api Ratuniyarawa, Leone Nakarawa, Tevita Cavubati, Nemia Soqeta, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Nemani Nagusa, Akapusi Qera (Captain), Malakai Ravulo, Masi Matadigo, Nikola Matawalu, Henry Seniloli, Nemia Kenatale, Jonetani Ralulu, Josh Matavesi, Nemani Nadolo, Vereniki Goneva, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Watisoni Votu, Alipate Ratini, Timoci Nagusa, Metuisela Talebula, Lepani Botia. Non-travelling reserves: Leroy Atalifo, Sunia Koto, Waisea Nayacalevu, Samisoni Viriviri.

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