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FRU names Baby Flying Fijians

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

THE Fiji Rugby Union yesterday named the national Under-20 side to play New Caledonia tomorrow.

Laced with players who played in the Fiji Secondary School Deans rugby competition, the Baby Flying Fijians are gearing up to the 2013 International Rugby Board Junior World Championship.

Fiji finished at 11th position last year which forced the team management to make early preparations to the annual event.

FRU development manager and U20 coach Sale Sorovaki had been monitoring his players during the festive season. He said they wanted to improve Fiji's rankings this year.

"This team is not the final team, we will only select 23 players to play New Caledonia. We still have the other players in the squad," said assistant coach Bill Gadolo.

National U19 basketball rep and former Suva Grammar U18 pivot Filimoni Seru has also been included in the team. Seru represented Fiji at the Oceania Youth Basketball Championship last November in Australia.

The match kicks off at 3.30pm at Uprising Beach Resort tomorrow.

Team: 1. Sunia Tamani, 2. Penaia Cakobau, 3. Mesake Doge, 4. Esikia Macu, 5. Kemueli Tokalau, 6. Marika Vunibaka, 7. Jone Baleidau, 8. Jale Masi, 9. Emori Waqa, 10. Dylan Bower, 11. Elia Ratucove, 12. Nasoni Senivuga, 13. Isireli Masiwini, 14. Jimilai Rokoduru, 15. Filimoni Seru; 16. Jone Tokamalua, 17. Joji Ravula, 18. Ratulame Lewanavanua, 19. Laijiasa Bolenaivalu, 20. Apisalome Tauyavuca, 21. Kini Douglas, 22. Paula Vakawaletabua, 23. Ledua Mau, 24. Opeti Delana, 25. Mosese Qionimacawa


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