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Plenty of ammunition named in Fijian Latui squad
4:21 pm GMT+12, 11/02/2020, Fiji

A talented blend of youth and experience has been named in the 33 man Fijian Latui squad to contest the inaugural Global Rapid Rugby competition commencing on 14 March in Suva.  
 
Following two months of pre-season training Head Coach Senirusi Seruvakula said the quality of talent to select from provided strong competition for positions in the final squad.   
 
“Following the DTE block and a couple of trial scrimmages, we have and a couple of trial scrimmages, we have managed to chop the squad to a formidable number”.  
 
“The decision to select the best was tough which shows the competition we have within the group” he said.  
 
With of plenty of international experience within the ranks including Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Joeli Veitayaki, Eremasi Radrodro, Serupepeli Vularika and up and comers Tevita Ikanivere and Jiuta Wainiqolo, the Latui is set to thrill fans the world over once they run onto field.  
 
“The elite players have played at a highly competitive level and will guide the younger players during our campaign” Seruvakula said.  
 
Two further names are yet to be announced, with the final spots expected to be filled in the coming days.  
 
In addition to the main squad of 33, 16 players will be retained as training partners for the campaign, to further develop the depth of talent and compensate during the World Rugby Pacific Challenge, when a number of players will take the field for the Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors.  
 
The Fijian Latui moves into camp on Wednesday in preparation of their season opener against China Lions on the 14th of March as part of Pacific Challenge at ANZ Stadium in Suva.  
 
Fijian Latui squad for 2020 GRR season ** 3 players to be announced.
 
Forwards:  
 
Joeli Veitayaki – Naitasiri
 
Timoci Sauvoli – Nadroga
 
Livai Natave – Suva
 
Penijamini Makutu – Suva  
 
Mateo Qolisese – Suva
 
Jone Koroi – Nadroga
 
Ratunaisa Navuma – Nadroga
 
Tevita Ikanivere – Suva
 
Manoa Mocelutu – Namosi
 
Epeli Radaniva – Lautoka
 
Chris Minimbi – Naitasiri
 
Soro Tuifagalele  – Suva
 
Sailasa Kerekere – Nadroga
 
Eremasi Radrodro  – Nadroga
 
Filimoni Seru – Suva
 
Elia Canakaivata – Suva
 
Raikabula Momodonu – Nadi
 
Backs:  
 
Simione Kuruvoli – Suva
 
Aminiasi Natoga  – Namosi
 
Leone Nawai – Suva
 
Caleb Muntz  – Fijian Drua
 
Serupepeli Vularika – Namosi
 
Cyril Reece – Namosi
 
Apisalome Vota – Suva
 
John Stewart – Suva
 
Jiuta Wainiqolo – Suva
 
Nacanieli Narekuva  – Nadroga
 
Epeli Momo – Namosi
 
Meli Nakarawa – Namosi
 
Jone Manu – Suva  
 
Osea Waqa – Nadi
 
Training Partners:  
 
Immanuel Naciva – Naitasiri
 
Apisai Vatubuli – Fijian Drua
 
Joseva Nasaroa – Suva
 
Necani Nawaqadau – Naitasiri
 
Eparama Luvata – Namosi
 
Kini Douglas – Naitasiri
 
Lepani Raiyala – Namosi
 
Lolohea Loco – Melbourne Rising
 
Josateki Deigei – Namosi
 
Joseva Kurucuva – Nadroga
 
DTE Squad  
 
Enele Malele – Suva
 
Sakiusa Nakalevu – Nadroga
 
Tuidraki Samusamuvodre – Naitasiri
 
Levani – Kurumudu – Suva....

SOURCE: FRU/PACNEWS


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