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Senirusi Seruvakula: Final Battle Today

The Fijian Warriors has named two new caps for the series finale with Joseva Nasaroa and Tevita Ikanivere included in the 23 man squad and is determined to close out his fifth War­riors campaign with a victory.
16 Mar 2019 16:01
Senirusi Seruvakula: Final Battle Today
Samoan Captain Afa Aiono (left) and Fijian Warriors Captain Frank Lomani. The two sides will meet in their final round 2019 World Rugby Pacific Challenge at at ANZ Stadium later today. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Senirusi Seruvakula has urged his Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors to stay ruthless and keep moving forward ahead of today’s final match of the World Rugby Pacific Challenge against Samoa A at ANZ Stadium.

The Fijian Warriors has named two new caps for the series finale with Joseva Nasaroa and Tevita Ikanivere included in the 23 man squad and is determined to close out his fifth War­riors campaign with a victory.

“We’re taking the strongest team pos­sible into this match, we’re not here to make up the numbers just because we’ve secured the series” he said.

Adding that the tournament has a bigger agenda than just the Under-23 title.

“This is a foundation for the Latui (Showcase series) and also the Fiji Air­ways Fijian Drua (NRC).”

Ikanivere has been given the nod in the starting hooker position with the young rake replacing Fiji Airways Fly­ing Fijian Mesulame Dolokoto who’s had another solid series in the number 2 jersey.

Ratu Meli Nabura returns at number 4 alongside the experienced Mosese Voka who will be flanked by the prom­ising young backrow of Loaloa and Uluinakauvadra.

The halves combination of Lomani and Muntz will continue and breakout centre Veresa Tuqovu and Samusamu­vodre combine again with Tira Wilagi and Veramu Dikidikilati following their 5-try collective effort on Tuesday.

The Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors take on Samoa A at 4pm following the opener match between Tonga A and Junior Japan at 1.30pm.

Tickets are $10 Grandstand, $5 em­bankment and children under 12 free available at the ANZ Stadium en­trance.

Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors: 1.Eroni Mawi, 2. Tevita Ikanivere, 3.Luke Tagi, 4 Rt Meli Nabura, 5 Mosese Voka, 6. Sai­moni Uluinakauvadra, 7.Alifereti Loaloa, 8.Jonny Dyer, 9. Frank Lomani ©, 10. Caleb Muntz, 11 Tira Wilagi, 12 Tuidraki Samusamuvodre, 13, Veresa Tuqovu, 14. Veramu Dikidikilati, 15. Enele Malele,

Reserves: 16.Veremalua Vugakoto, 17. Immanuel Naciva, 18. Joseva Nasaroa, Peni Naulago, 19. Taniela Ramasibana, 20. Simione Kuruvoli, 22 Osea Waqa, 23. Filimoni Savou.

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