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Battle Of The Tribes: Storer

  Vodafone Fijian Bati captain James Storer has promised a tough encounter against the Papua New Guinea Kumuls at Pirtek Stadium in Sydney tonight. Storer was honoured to be named
07 May 2016 14:08
Battle Of The Tribes: Storer
Vodafone Fijian Bati team during captains run yesterday. PHOTO; Fiji Bati media

 

Vodafone Fijian Bati captain James Storer has promised a tough encounter against the Papua New Guinea Kumuls at Pirtek Stadium in Sydney tonight. Storer was honoured to be named captain of the team.

“This means a lot for me and my family,” Storer said.

“It will be war on Saturday night between the  two tribes. There is going to be some sore bodies on Sunday morning.”

The side has a blend of NRL and local players. Local players include Tuimasi Pio, Moceiwaiyevo Seci, Ratu Jowasa Tubailagi Drodrolagi, Iliavi Ravu and Etuate Tamanikaitai Qionimacawa.

Sisa Waqa, Junior Roqica, James Storer, Korbin Sims, Kane Evans, Eloni Vunakece, Kevin Naiqama and Akuila Uate are the NRL players from the 2013 World Cup.

“It’s good to see these young boys with us, we have a lot of talents in Fiji and we are going to mould these young boys,” Storer said.

Meanwhile PNG Kumuls coach Michael Marum has selected 11 players from the Hunters Super Cup team in his squad for the match.

Speaking to Radio New Zealand, Marum said with the limited preparation time, existing relationships could be a key in the buildup.

“We keep the same combinations going forward, especially for a short turnaround. Our focus is really just bonding with the players together, getting them to know each other well before they get out there and play. Fiji won last year’s encounter 22-10.

The match will be shown live on Fiji One at 7.35pm.

Edited by Osea Bola

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