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Male lines up his Warriors

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, December 19, 2013

SEVERAL Flying Fijians have been included in the Fiji Warriors squad to strengthen the side's Pacific Rugby Cup campaign next year.

They include Setefano Somoca, Manasa Saulo, Peni Ravai, Viliame Veikoso, Seremaia Naureure, Nemani Nagusa and Waisea Luveniyali.

These Flying Fijians all featured in the November tour of Europe.

Other former reps such as hard-hitting Samu Bola, Apakuki Vuaviri, Jaoji Dakuvula, Aporosa Kenatale, Vesi Rarawa, Kelemedi Bola, Waisale Vatuvoka, Iliesa Salusalu and Simeli Koniferedi are looking at impressing Flying Fijians head coach Inoke Male.

Former sevens reps Manueli Laqai, Ulaiasi Lawavou, Mitieli Nacagilevu, Leone Tabuarua, Vilitati Sokiveta Vilitati and Peni Vaciloa have also been included in the extended squad.

Tomorrow, Male will gauge the players' fitness as Fiji starts its campaign to defend the PRC title.

The Warriors have been winning the competition since 2009.

The Tailevu man also made a huge call in recruiting secondary school players Kameli Dabenaise and Kameli Yalovigau.

Dabenaise skippered Nasinu Secondary School during this year's Deans competition and was part of the Fiji under-18 side that toured Australia last September while Yalovigau represented Ratu Sukuna Memorial School.

The fitness tests will start at 10am tomorrow at the FRU high performance unit gym in Suva for East players while West-based players will attend the tests at the HPU gym in Nadi.