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Hooker Dolokoto To Start At Flanker

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua hooker Mesulame Dolokoto has been named to openside flanker in Saturday’s clash against Moana Pasifika.
12 May 2022 10:51
Hooker Dolokoto To Start At Flanker
Mesulame-Dolokoto

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua hooker Mesulame Dolokoto has been named to openside flanker in Saturday’s clash against Moana Pasifika.

Dolokoto played at flanker while captaining Queen Victoria School during the Secondary Schools Deans Trophy competition but was moved to hooker while at the Brumbies Academy in Canberra.

During the Super Rugby Pacific competition, he showed promising signs when moved to the side of the scrum. Dolokoto is very good at broken play and has set up a number of tries.

Captain Nemani Nagusa returns from suspension and is named in the Match 23 squad. He will start from the bench.

Coach Mick Byrne has opted for five forwards on the reserve bench along with three backs.

This was the line-up released by Rugby Australia, this morning.

Line-up

DRUA (1-15): Haereiti Hetet, Zuriel Togiatama, Manasa Saulo, Isoa Nasilasila, Viliame Rarasea, Meli Derenlagi (c), Mesulame Dolokoto, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Frank Lomani, Teti Tela, Vinaya Habosi, Kalaveti Ravouvovu, Apisalome Vota, Onisi Ratave, Kitione Taliga

Reserves: Tevita Ikanivere, Kaliopasi Uluilakepa, Samuela Tawake, Chris Minimbi, Nemani Nagusa, Peni Matawalu, Caleb Muntz, Selestino Ravutaumada

 

PASIFIKA (1-15): Abraham Pole, Ray Niula, Sekope Kepu (c), Michael Curry, Alex McRobbie, Sione Tu’ipulotu, Solomone Funaki, Henry Time-Stowers, Ereatara Enari, Lincoln McClutchie, Timoci Tavatavanawai, Danny Toala, Solomone Kata, Tima Fainga’anuku, William Havili

Reserves: Samiuela Moli, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Joe Apiokotoa, Veikoso Poloniati, Jack Lam, Jonathan Taumateine, Christian Leali’ifano, Henry Taefu

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: James Doleman

Assistant Referees: Graham Cooper, Matt Kellahan

 



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