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Boost for West XV

Arin Kumar
Friday, December 13, 2013

THE inclusion of Police officers who featured in the Sukuna Bowl competition has boosted the West team's chances of winning the AON East versus West Challenge.

After drawing the first match, 22-all at ANZ Stadium in Suva and winning the second game 35-21 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka, West has been strengthened by the availability of Apisalome Waqatabu, Jock Luita, Ulaiasi Lawavou, and Manoa Tamaya.

Former national sevens star, Mitieli Nacagilevu has also been named in the starting line-up.

"These players bring in a wealth of experience," said West team manager Tiko Matawalu.

"Their addition is definitely a boost for us and we know they have a lot to offer on the field."

He said they were unfortunate that some Flying Fijians could not join the Gecko Trucking-sponsored side for the match.

"This is the best players who are available for us.

"The Flying Fijians reps were overseas for over a month and we understand they need a rest so they have declared that they are unavailable for the match."

Meanwhile, East has also named some Flying Fijians in their line-up and also some players from the Army and Police Sukuna Bowl teams.