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Latui Selection Tough: Coach

Following two months of pre-season training Latui head coach Senirusi Se-ruvakula said the quality of talent to select from provided strong competition for positions in the final squad.
11 Feb 2020 17:37
Latui Selection Tough: Coach
Fijian Latui loose forward Eremasi Radrodro during training at Bidesi Park, Suva on February 7, 2020. Photo: FRU Media

A talented blend of youth and experience has been named in the 33-member Fijian Latui squad to contest the inaugural Global Rapid Rugby competition commencing on March 14 in Suva.

Following two months of pre-season training Latui head coach Senirusi Se-ruvakula said the quality of talent to select from provided strong competition for positions in the final squad.

“Following the couple of trial scrimmages we had and a couple of trial scrimmages, we have managed to chop the squad to a formidable num-ber,” the no-nonsense coach said.

“The decision to select the best was tough which shows the competition we have within the group.”

SET TO THRILL

With of plenty of international experience within the ranks including Fiji Air-ways Flying Fijians Joeli Veitayaki, Eremasi Radrodro, Serupepeli Vularika and up and comers Tevita Ikanivere and Jiuta Wainiqolo, the Latui is set to thrill fans the world over once they run onto field.

“The elite players have played at a highly competitive level and will guide the younger players during our campaign” Seruvakula said.

He confirmed that two further names are yet to be announced, with the final spots expected to be filled in the coming days.

HOW IT WORKS

In addition to the main squad of 33, 16 players will be retained as training partners for the campaign, to further develop the depth of talent and com-pensate during the World Rugby Pacific Challenge, when a number of players will take the field for the Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors.

The Fijian Latui moves into camp on Wednesday in preparation of their season opener against China Lions on March 14 as part of Pacific Chal-lenge at ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Meanwhile, all players are asked to contact manager Peceli Derenalagi on 9952330 for details of their camp.

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Edited by Osea Bola

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