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Why Philip Baselala?

The former Suva Grammar School student replaces wily Drua and Flying Fijians halfback Simione Kuruvoli who is ruled out and given time to recover from a shoulder surgery. 
25 Jan 2023 16:10
Why Philip Baselala?
Livai Natave and Philip Baselala. Photo: FRU Media

It’s unfair for Skipper Cup players in the country but there is no other better halfback than 18-year-old Philip Baselala.

These were the words of Fiji Rugby Union board chairman Commodore Humphrey Tawake after Baselala and 24-year-old Flying Fijian prop Livai Natave were awarded full-time playing contracts with the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua squad for this season’s Super Rugby Pacific competition.

The former Suva Grammar School student replaces wily Drua and Flying Fijians halfback Simione Kuruvoli who is ruled out and given time to recover from a shoulder surgery. 

 

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Story by: simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj



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