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Sanday Starts

Sanday Starts
Telecom Fijian Warriors team with Uruguay rugby kids clinic before training. Photo: Taniela Domoni
May 27
07:43 2015

Telecom Fijian Warriors Tight- head prop Kirwan Sanday will replace injured Taniela Koroi in their game against Pacific Rugby Cup champions Argentina Pampas tomorrow morning.

Fijian Warriors team manager Taniela Domoni confirms Koroi is nursing a tooth injury following their first game against Uruguay XV.

“Koroi had a minor tooth injury and we have decided to rest him on this round against Argentina Pampas and play in the last round,

“Kirwan Sanday will be coming in as replacement player for Koroi,” Domoni said.

“The boys have done their best in the first round and are now looking positive for their second game against Argentina Pampas this week,” Domoni added.

For the run on team against Argentina Pampas Nadroga Peni Ravai starts at loose head position, captain Isireli Ledua remains in his hooker position and Kirwan Sanday replaces Koroi at tight-head. Savenaca Tabakalagi and Apisai Naikatini pair up in the locks.

Timoci Sauvoli starts at blindside and John Dyer on the openside while Jolame Bera at No 8. Suva fireman Serupepeli Vularika starts at scrumhalf and Emori Waqa at fly half position. Eroni Vasiteri and John Stewart pairs up in the middle field while Nacani Wakaya and Sam Speight will pair up on the wings. Tikilaci Vuibau will start at full back position.

Leeroy Atalifo has recovered from his knee injury and will start from the bench alongside hooker Jale Sassen,Joeli Veitayaki, Mataiasi Ucutabua,Meli Baivatu,Kini Douglas,Saimoni Tuilaucala and Josaia Qumi.

Fijian Warriors plays the Pampas at 10am (Fiji) tomorrow.


1. Peni Ravai, 2. Isireli Ledua, 3. Kirwan Sanday, 4. Savenaca Tabakalagi,5. Apisai Domolailai, 6. Timoci Sauvoli, 7. John Dyer, 8. Jolame Bera, 9. Serupepeli  Vularika, 10. Emori Waqa, 11. Nacani Wakaya, 12. Eroni Vasiteri, 13. John Stewart, 14. Sam Speight , 15.Tikilaci Vuibau

Reserves: 16. Jale Sassen, 17. Joeli Veitayaki, 18. Leeroy Atalifo, 19. Mataiasi Ucutabua, 20. Meli Baivatu, 21, Kini Douglas, 22. Saimoni Tuilaucala, 23. Josaia Qumi




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