Fijian Drua Vota returns to starting line-up against Brumbies

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Fijian Drua centre Apisalome Vota has returned to the starting line-up for the Swire Shipping-sponsored side’s Super Rugby Pacific Round 8 line-up against the Brumbies.

Vota missed last week’s game against the NSW Waratahs and will form a new partnership with Tuidraki Samusamuvodre.

Meli Derenalagi will captain the side in the absence of Nemani Nagusa who is suspended for four weeks following his red card against the Waratahs.

The Fijian Drua hosts the Brumbies at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.

DRUA (1-15): Haereiti Hetet, Mesulame Dolokoto, Samuela Tawake, Viliame Rarasea, Chris Minimbi, Joseva Tamani, Vilive Miramira, Meli Derenalagi (c), Frank Lomani, Teti Tela, Vinaya Habosi, Tuidraki Samusamuvodre, Apisalome Vota, Selestino Ravutaumada, Kitione Ratu

RESERVES: Tevita Ikanivere, Timoci Sauvoli, Jone Tiko, Isoa Nasilasila, Raikabula Momoedon, Rusiate Nasove, Simione Kuruvoli, Napolioni Bolaca

BRUMBIES (1-15): James Slipper, Billy Pollard, Sefo Kautai, Darcy Swain, Tom Hooper, Ed Kennedy, Luke Reimer, Rob Valetini, Nic White (c), Rod Iona, Andy Muirhead, Irae Simone, Len Ikitau, Cam Clark, Tom Wright

RESERVES: Connal McInerney, Scott Sio, Tom Ross, Nick Frost, Rory Scott, Ryan Lonergan, Hudson Creighton, Ollie Sapsford.

SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS