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Fiji Warriors Named for World Rugby Pacific Challenge

The Fiji Airways Fijian Warriors squad to repre­sent Fiji and defend their title at the 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge was released by the Fiji Rugby Union yester­day. The 2018
21 Feb 2018 11:00
Fiji Warriors Named for World Rugby Pacific Challenge
Eroni Mawi on attack for Fiji Airways Drua side during the 2017 Australia National Rugby championship. Mawi is also part of the Warriors squad. Photo Zimbio

The Fiji Airways Fijian Warriors squad to repre­sent Fiji and defend their title at the 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge was released by the Fiji Rugby Union yester­day.

The 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge tournament will be hosted at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, between March 9 – 17.

Four countries will compete in the 2018 World Rugby Pa­cific Challenge namely, Junior Japan, Tonga ‘A’, Samoa ‘A’ and hosts Fiji Warriors.

The competition will be an Un­der 23 level competition with the allowance of five senior players.

Competition will be played over three rounds and the team with the highest points on the points table will be declared the 2018 champion.

The Fijian players will march into camp at 9am tomorrow at the Bergengran Hostel in Suva. The squad will later be reduced to 28 for the tournament

Squad:

Under 23

Loose Head Prop – Eroni Mawi, Mateo Qolisese.

Hooker – Vugakoto Veremalua, Mesulame Dolakoto, Viliame Baravi

Tight Head Prop (SB) – Aliver­eti Rabukawaqa

Lock – Jale Railala, Tevita Ratuva

Flanker – Savenaca Tabai­walu, Temo Mayanavanua, Saimoni Uluinakauvadra, Elia Canakaivata.

Scrum Half – Frank Lomani, Aminiasi Natoga

Fly Half – Jone Manu Fabiano Navabale, Solodrau Radinirova

Centre – Vilimoni Botitu, Aminiasi Radrodro, Viliame Rokobuli, Nasoni Kididromo, Waisale Urabuta, Veramu Dikidikilati.

Wing – Savenaca Navuniha­rau, Apisalome Vota, Uluiyata Batinisavu;

Full Back – Inia Tawalo, Jo­sateki Degei, Asaeli Ratunaisa

Senior Players

Ropate Rinakama, Asaeli So­rovaki, Viliame Rarasea, Albert Tuisue, Mosese Voka, Serupepe­li Vularika, Veniasi Kunabuli.

-Fiji Rugby Union

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