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Eyeing Flying Fijians Prop

The Telecom Fijian Warriors prop Kalivati Tawake aims for a spot in the Vodafone Flying Fijians squad. The Nacula, Yasawa native is part of the Telecom Fijian Warriors extended squad
07 Jan 2017 11:16
Eyeing Flying Fijians Prop
Kalivati Tawake during gym session yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

The Telecom Fijian Warriors prop Kalivati Tawake aims for a spot in the Vodafone Flying Fijians squad.

The Nacula, Yasawa native is part of the Telecom Fijian Warriors extended squad to prepare for the 2017 Pacific Rugby Cup which will be held in Suva on March 10-18.

The 27-year old played for Warriors during the Uruguay tour last year and believes there is more work to be done as he prepares for the new season.

“Last year I made my debut for the Fijian Warriors in Uruguay and it was a good learning experience for me playing alongside senior players and also the coaching staff taught a lot of new skills.

“My aim this year is to prove myself and try to book a spot in the Flying Fijians squad looking ahead to the 2019 RWC,” Tawake said.

The tight-head prop knows the competition within the team will be tough and is ready to step up.

“I want to thank my Army club for their support towards my career and also my family, my parents, my wife and two children,” he said.

He played for Lautoka in 2007-2013 before joining Suva in 2015.

Telecom Fijian Warriors squad:

Loose-Head prop – Joeli Veitayaki, Osea Bolawaqatabu, Robert Delai, Timoci Sauvoli;

Tight-Head Prop – Mesake Doge, Kalivati Tawake, Mosese Ducivaki;

Hookers- Jale Sassen, Samu Suguturaga and Seremaia Naureure;

Locks-Sailosi Dawai, Mesulame Kunavula, Timoci Temo, Peni Naulago;

Loose-man – Vasikali Mudu, Kelepi Naimasi, Esikia Macu, Sevuloni Tawake, Aca Simolo;

No. 8 – Eremasi Radrodro, Jiuta Takubu

Halfbacks– Seru Vularika, Seru Cavuilati, Sakuisa Gavidi,

First Five Eight- Alivereti Veitokani,  Vatemo Ravouvou, Jonetani Ralulu, Mosese Tikoduadua;

Second Five Eight- Eroni Vasiteri; Cyril Reece; Sitiveni Kunaga,

Centre/Wings- John Stewart Lepani Raiyala, Ifereimi Tovilevu; Apete Daveta, Iliesa Salusalu, Nemani Taleimaitoga

Fullback- Ilimeleki Leiloma,  Kitione Ratu; Meli Kurisaru.

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