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Botia, Ryan In Camp

Vodafone Flying Fijians captain Levani Botia is in camp and a definite starter for Pacific Nations Cup opener against a star studded Tongan side at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on Saturday.
28 Jun 2022 16:30
Botia, Ryan In Camp
Vodafone Flying Fijians forwards coach Jason Ryan at Albert Park, Suva, on June 27, 2022. Photo: FRU Media

Vodafone Flying Fiji­ans captain Levani Botia is in camp and a definite starter for Pacific Nations Cup opener against a star studded Tongan side at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on Saturday.

Flying Fijians head coach, Vern Cotter, yesterday con­firmed to SUNsports that Vili­moni Botitu would join them on Thursday.

The elusive second five eight played for Castres in the French Top 14 grand final, last Saturday.

Vodafone Flying Fijians hooker Mesulame Dolokoto (back to camera) receives a pass from prop Eroni Mawi during training at Albert Park, Suva, on June 27, 2022. Photo: FRU Media

Vodafone Flying Fijians hooker Mesulame Dolokoto (back to camera) receives a pass from prop Eroni Mawi during training at Albert Park, Suva, on June 27, 2022. Photo: FRU Media

Cotter in an earlier interview said the Botia is considered first at No.12 and will be on standby for the flanker’s po­sition in case of injuries or card.

Also, running the forwards during training at Albert Park in Suva was forwards coach Jason Ryan.

He was the Crusaders for­wards coach that won the Su­per Rugby Pacific title.

Also training was first five-eight Ben Volavola. The match kicks off at 3.30pm.

Official PNC launch

Meanwhile, the PNC will be officially launched tonight at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

Vodafone Flying Fijians captain Levani Botia during training at Albert Park, Suva, on June 27, 2022. Photo: FRU Media

Vodafone Flying Fijians captain Levani Botia during training at Albert Park, Suva, on June 27, 2022.
Photo: FRU Media

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