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Star Winger Starts For Latui

Among them is former national 7s winger Joeli Lutumailagi who was called into the Latui squad this week after a mesmerizing performance for Nadroga in the Skipper Cup Premiership.
25 May 2019 13:05
Star Winger Starts For Latui
Swire Shipping Fijian Latui side after the Captain’s run at Churchill Park in Lautoka on May 24, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Swire Shipping Fijian Latui head coach Senirusi Seruvakula has made nine changes to their starting line-up for the match against Western Force in the Global Rapid Rugby showcase at Churchill Park, Lautoka today.

Among them is former national 7s winger Joeli Lutumailagi who was called into the Latui squad this week after a mesmerizing performance for Nadroga in the Skipper Cup Premiership.

Also, Suva openside flanker Elia Canakaivata is to start with captain Mosese Voka on the blindside flanker while robust Johnny Dyer is at No.8. Young Tuifagalele Soro partners Fiji Airways Fijian Drua’s Peni Naulago at locks.

“These players have been playing well for the provincial clubs in the Skipper Cup and are great potentials to match against an experienced Western Force,” Seruvakula said.

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians and Fijian Drua star Frank Lomani returns to the halfback.

LINE-UP

Fijian Latui: 1.Eroni Mawi, 2.Veremalua Vugakoto, 3.Luke Tagi, 4.Peni Naulago, 5.Tuifagalele Soro, 6.Mosese Voka, 7.Elia Canakaivata, 8.Johnny Dyer, 9.Frank Lomani, 10.Tuidraki Samusamuvodre, 11.Joeli Lutumailagi, 12.John Stewart, 13. Ifereimi Tovilevu, 14.Apisalome Waqatabu, 15.Enele Tikotani,

Replacements: 16. Mesulame Dolokoto, 17.Joeli Veitayaki, 18.Aisai Vatubuli, 19.Filimoni Seru, 20.Peni Raidre, 21.Serupepeli Vularika, 22.Apisalome Vota, 23.Tira Patterson Wilagi

Western Force: 1. Markus Vanzati, 2. Heath Tessmann, 3. Kieran Longbottom, 4. Johan Bardoul, 5. Fergus Lee-Warner, 6. Henry Stowers, 7. Chris Alcock,, 8. Brynard Stander, 9. Issak Fines, 10. AJ Alatimu, 11. Brad Lacey, 12. Henry Taefu, 13. Marcel Brache, 14. Masivesi Dakuwaqa, 15. Jack McGregor.

Replacements: 16. Feleti Kaitu’u, 17. Harrison Lloyd, 18. Tom Sheminant, 19. Leon Power, 20. Tevin Ferris, 21. Rory O’Sullivan, 22. Andrew Deegan, 23. Clay Uyen.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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