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Navunicagi Starts At Centre

Naiqama understands that it’s no walk in the park footy and has maintained much of his winning combination from round nine.
21 May 2021 16:36
Navunicagi Starts At Centre
Sunia Turuva launches a high ball. Photo: Kaiviti Silktails

Robust Tomasi Navunicagi has been penciled into the centre position to face Ron Massey’s seasoned contenders Hills Bulls at the Mascot Oval in Sydney, Australia, tomorrow.

This is part of head coach Wes Naiqama’s selection for a solid line-up for the round-11 matchup as lanky Vuate Karawalevu extends his stint with the Roosters Under-21 for his second straight week.

Naiqama understands that it’s no walk in the park footy and has maintained much of his winning combination from round nine.

“Joeli Vulavou will be substituted with Josh Raboiliku in the prop position due to an injury and is looking to recover in time for round 12,” he said.

Due to this swap, Raboiliku leaves a vacuum in the lock position for Salimoni Nasoki.

The Silktails, who sit at the sixth position of the leader, will meet their opponents for the first time. Hills Bulls currently sit at second position.

Silktails have won four of their seven games while the Paul Griffin-coached Bulls have won six of eight matches.

On the other hand, the Hills Bulls will be banking on the services of former Paramatta Eels Taniela Lasalo, Dominic Reardon, Leva Li, and Christopher McCoy.

Meanwhile, the Silktails returned from the Gold Coast after a much-needed holiday where they relished the opportunity to watch the NRL magic round over the weekend.

“The team got to enjoy some exciting team bonding activities and downtime at Dreamworld met Queensland Sponsors and learned to Surf,” Naiqama said.

The match kicks off at 5pm (Fiji time).

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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