SPORTS | Super Rugby

Lomani, Taliga To Start Against Otago Highlanders

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua halfback Frank Lomani will be the man tasked to stop Aaron Smith in Saturday’s clash against the Highlanders in their Super Rugby Pacific lash at the ANZ Stadium, Suva. Drua head coach Mick Byrne has opted for Lomani and Teti Tela at first five eight to contain Smith and Mitch Hunt combination. The clash marks the return of winger Vinaya Habosi while the elusive Kitione Taliga gets to start at fullback.
28 Apr 2022 12:20
Lomani, Taliga To Start Against Otago Highlanders
Swire Shipping Fijian Drua first five eight Teti Tela (left) works with Leone Nawai during training at the Vodafone Arena, Suva, on April 27, 2022. Tela starts in Saturday’s clash against the Highlanders. Photo: Leon Lord

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua halfback Frank Lomani will be the man tasked to stop Aaron Smith in Saturday’s clash against the Otago Highlanders in their Super Rugby Pacific lash at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Drua head coach Mick Byrne has opted for Lomani and Teti Tela at first five eight to contain Smith and Mitch Hunt combination.

The clash marks the return of winger Vinaya Habosi while the elusive Kitione Taliga gets to start at fullback.

 

The match kicks off at 4.35pm

DRUA: 1. Haereiti Hetet, 2. Mesu Dolokoto, 3. Manasa Saulo, 4. Isoa Nasilasila, 5. Leone Rotuisolia, 6. Meli Derenalagi (c), 7. Vilive Miramira, 8. Te Ahiwaru Cirikdaveta, 9. Frank Lomani, 10. Teli Tela, 11. Vinaya Habosi, 12. Kalaveti Ravouvou, 13. Apisalome Vota, 14. Selestino Ravutaumada, 15. Kitione Taliga

Reserves: 16. Tevita Ikanivere, 17. Meli Tuni, 18. Samu Tawake, 19. Villiame Rarasea, 20. Joseva Tamani, 21. Simione Kuruvoli, 22. Onisi Ratave, 23. Kitione Ratu

HIGHLANDERS: 1. Daniel Lienert Brown, 2. Andrew Makalio, 3. Jermaine Ainsley, 4. Bryna Evans, 5. Sam Caird, 6. Christian Lio-Willie, 7. Billy Harmon, 8. Marino Mikaele-Tu’u, 9. Aaron Smith (c), 10. Mitch Hunt, 11. Scott Gregory, 12. Fetuli Paea, 13. Thomas Umaga-Jensen, 14. Sam Gilbert, 15. Connor Garden-Bachop

Rreserves: 16. Rhys Marshall, 17. Ethan de Groot, 18. Josh Hohneck, 19. Max Hicks, 20. James Jentjes, 21. Folau Fakatava, 22. Marty Banks, 23. Hugh Renton

 

Match Officials
Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Referee: Jono Bredin, Mike Fraser

 

Feedback: leonec@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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