Fiji Bati squad named for RLWC

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Fiji Bati coach Joe Rabele has named his squad for the Rugby League World Cup later this month.

Back-to-back premiership winners Apisai Koroisau and Viliame Kikau are in the squad as well as Eels winger Maika Sivo.

Eels centre Waqa Blake is not in the squad alongside Tariq Sims, Daniel and Jacob Saifiti.

Several other NRL players in the squad include Tui Kamikamica, Mikaele Ravalawa, Semi Valemei, Brandon Wakeham, Sunia Turuva and Isaac Lumelume.

Vuate Karawalevu, Pio Seci and Taniela Sadrugu are in as well.

Huddersfield-bound Kevin Naiqama is joined by the UK players in the likes of King Vuniyayawa, Sitiveni Moceidreke and Ben Nakubuwai.

Jowasa Drodrolagi is the only French-based player in the squad.

The Fiji Bati’s first game is against Australia on the 15th of this month.

Fiji (extended squad)

Waqa Blake (Parramatta Eels), Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Parramatta Eels), Tui Kamikamica (Melbourne Storm), Vuate Karawalevu (Sydney Roosters), Viliame Kikau (Penrith Panthers), Apisai Koroisau (Penrith Panthers), Lamar Manuel Liolevave (Tweed Seagulls), Joe Lovodua (Hull FC), Isaac Lumelume (Canterbury Bulldogs), Netane Masima (Wests Magpies), Laitia Moceidreke (NQ Cowboys), Sitiveni Moceidreke (London Broncos) , Taane Milne (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Marcelo Montoya (NZ Warriors), Kevin Naiqama (Sydney Roosters), Ben Nakubuwai (Leigh Centurions), Jason Qareqare (Castleford Tigers), Mikaele Ravalawa (St George Illawarra Dragons), Taniela Sadrugu (NQ Cowboys), Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights), Jacob Saifiti (Newcastle Knights), Pio Seci (Manly Sea Eagles), Korbin Sims (Hull KR), Tariq Sims (St George Illawarra Dragons), Maika Sivo (Parramatta Eels), Penioni Tagituimua (Canterbury Bulldogs), Sunia Turuva (Penrith Panthers), Joseph Vakacereivalu (Redcliffe Dolphins), Semi Valemei (Canberra Raiders), King Vuniyayawa (Salford Reds), Ratu Inoke Vasuturaga (Kinoya Eagles), Brandon Wakeham (Canterbury Bulldogs), Siua Wong (Sydney Roosters)….

SOURCE: FBC SPORTS/PACNEWS