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Sukuna Battle

Super Rugby’s Sunwolves winger John Stewart has returned to the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) side as they prepare to take on Ratu Sukuna Bowl holders Police at
22 Nov 2016 11:00
Sukuna Battle
From left:Vodafone Fiji chief marketing officer Rajnesh Prasad,Setafano Somoca,RFMF Chief of Staff,Colonel Litea Seruiratu,Assistant Commissioner Police (ACP) Rusiate Tudravu,Inia Tukere, ANZ Head of Retail banking Fiji Joanne Stewart,Total Fiji Markerting Manager Ragini Kalyani at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Super Rugby’s Sunwolves winger John Stewart has returned to the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) side as they prepare to take on Ratu Sukuna Bowl holders Police at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on Thursday. Under the guidance of successful Nadroga coach, Esala Nauga the challengers are confident of a good outing.

During the launch, RFMF chief of staff Colonel Litea Seruiratu said they are taking the Bowl back to Delainabua.

“For us in the military it is a sport which is closest to combat where we strategise in the war room before we adorn appropriate battle dresses to position ourselves ready for war,” she said.

“Our victory is determined by the amount of territory we gain and how well we outmanoeuvre our opponents. It involves a lot of strength both physically and mentally, while at the same time, fitness, agility and smart strategy are the requirements for our success.”

Champions Police are banking on seasoned campaigners Etonia Naba, Setefano Samoca, Jonetani Ralulu and Apisalome Waqatabu. Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho had likened the encounter as a David and Goliath match.

“This is because RFMF are the military world champions and also they are the Escort Shield champions from the Suva Rugby competition. The military trains to fight. Most of their time are spent on training, training and training for various scenarios,” he added.

POLICE: Dan Ligairi, Iakobo Bose, Setefano Samoca, Samuela Newa, Jerry Naureure, Timoci Sauvoli, Keverieli Bulivorovoro, Etonia Naba, Inoke Tuisese, Vilimoni Malorua, Jock Luita, Apenisa Nasilasilam Jonetani Ralulu, Kini Douglas, Atunaisa Turagaiviu, Mikaele Ratuvou, Avete Daveta, Ifereimi Tovilevu, Mitieli Nacagilevu, Josefa Bole, Jiuta Kuriqamo, Alivereti Mocelutu, Meli Kurisaru, Apisalome Waqatabu. Head coach: Savenaca Aria

RFMF: Vesi Rarawa, Joseva Levula, Semi Raturaga, Jolame Bera, Inia Tukere, Titoko Usumaki, Seru Qaranivalu, Paula Dranisinukula, Ameniasi Nava, Peni Naulago, Manoa Tamaya, Jiuta Takubu, Jovilisi Rokoiri, Kalivati Tawake, Mosese Saunivanua, Jolame Davui, Eneri Lotawa, Isireli Ledua, Seru Cavuilati, Epi Cokanasiga, John Stewart, Opeti Utoni, Eparama Vulavou, Napolioni Namusudroka, Josaia ;otawa, Tikalati Vuibau, Mesake Tuinamena, Mosese Tikoduadua, Sitiveni Kunaga, Ilitomasi Nawalu, Vatiliai Matakaca, Aporosa Kenatale, Sevuloni Lutu. Head coach: Esala Nauga

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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