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Final Game For Vasiteri

Blockbusting centre Eroni Vasiteri will play his last game for the Fiji Airways Drua at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow. Vasiteri will then link up with the Kieran Keane-coached Connacht who
22 Sep 2017 10:00
Final Game For Vasiteri
Fiji Airways Drua during training in Suva on September 21, 2017. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga

Blockbusting centre Eroni Vasiteri will play his last game for the Fiji Airways Drua at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow.

Vasiteri will then link up with the Kieran Keane-coached Connacht who have signed the Fijian international on a one-year contract with the option of a further year.

The 28-year-old spent the 2015/16 season with Top 14 side Agen and will link up with the Irish province next week.

Fiji Airways Drua coach Senirusi Seruvakula will not be drafting new players to replace Vasiteri.

“We have players in the squad like Apete Daveta, Eroni Sau and Alivereti Veitokani who are capable replacements,”Seruvakula said.

Taliga starts from bench

Rugby 7s Olympian Kitione Taliga starts from the bench while Viliame Mata misses out in the Fiji Airways Drua team to play Perth Spirit at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow at 5pm.

Seruvakula has selected Kini Douglas to replace Peceli Nacebe at No.10 and the backline players are Frank Lomani, Vasiteri, Sau, Daveta, John Stewart and Apisalome Waqatabu.

Nadroga forward Peni Naulago returns to his lock position.

Seruvakula said they were wary of the performance of fellow Fijian Isi Nasarani who will No.8 for Perth Spirit.

“Nasarani has been instrumental with Perth Spirit but for us we will need to be accurate in our defence and just play  like what we have been doing every week,”Seruvakula said.

“I’m confident the players will compete well and give the defending champions a good run. It will be an exciting game, a must see for fans at very affordable prices.  Fans can’t afford to miss out.” Tickets cost $10, $5.

Fiji Airways Drua: 1. Joeli Veitayaki, 2. Ratunaisa Navuma,
3. Kalivati Tawake, 4. Peni Naulago,
5. Filimoni Seru, 6. Samuela Saqiwa, 7. Mosese Voka,
8. Peni Raidre,
9. Frank Lomani, 10. Kini Douglas, 11. Apete Daveta

  1. Eroni Sau, 13. Eroni Vasiteri, 14. John Stewart, 15. Apisalome Waqatabu

Reserves: 16. Osea Naganilau,
17. Eroni Mawi, 18. Mosese Ducivaki, 19. Sakiusa Nadruku, 20. Vasikali Mudu, 21. Seru Cavuilati

  1. Kitione Taliga, 23. Cyril Reece.

Perth Spirit:

Fiji Airways Drua during training in Suva on September 21, 2017. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga

Fiji Airways Drua during training in Suva on September 21, 2017.
Photo: Jone Luvenitoga

  1. Pek Cowan, 2. Sama Malolo,
    3. Baxter King, 4. Richard Arnold, 5. Matt Philip, 6. Onehunga Havili, 7. Kane Koteka (VC), 8. Isi Naisrani, 9. Michael Ruru (C), 10. Peter Grant, 11. James Verity-Amm (Nedlands), 12. Sheldon Tarawa,
    13. Marcel Brache, 14. Clay Uyen, 15. Brendan Owen.

Reserves: 16. Logan Ede, 17. Mees Erasmus, 18. Kaisa Reidy, 19. Matt O’Brien, 20. Tevin Ferris, 21. Michael McDonald, 22. Ian Prior,
23. Hamish Buick.

Edited by Osea Bola

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