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Warriors confident of retaining Pacific Rugby Cup title

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, February 28, 2014

THE Telecom Fiji Warriors side left the country yesterday with high hopes of retaining the Pacific Rugby Cup title.

The team went minus the unnamed player, who has been granted bereavement leave and will join the team later.

Team manager Joseph Browne said they needed the support of the public during the competition.

He said the inclusion of Argentina Pampas would make the competition tougher.

Meanwhile coach Lance Whippy has opted for experienced Rupeni Nasiga, Waisea Luveniyali and Nemani Nagusa to share the captaincy role during the tournament.

Fiji Warriors starts its PRC campaign against Reds A in Brisbane on March 2 followed by other matches against Force A (March 10), a Waratahs A under-20s side (March 14) and Junior Japan (March 18).

The team will play Argentina Pampas XV on March 23 in Sydney.

Fiji Warriors:

Forwards: Peni Ravai, Jo Dakuitoga, Manasa Tuidraki, Leroy Atalifo, Seremaia Naureure, Sevuloni Debalevu, Apisai Vatubuli, Rupeni Nasiga, Mataiasi Ucutabua, Wavisalome Vanakena, Alipate Mataivilia, Ulaiasi Lawavou, Manoa Tamaya, Filimoni Koroi, Aminiasi Nava, Nemani Nagusa;

Backs: Jock Liuta, Vilimoni Turagarua, Waisea Luveniyali, Jiuta Lutumailagi, Jovesa Kunawave, Josua Kerevi, Sitiveni Kunaga, Naisa Vatuinaruku, Senivalati Ramuwai, Savenaca Nawaca, Vilitati Sokoveta, Nemani Rinakama, Luke Nadurutalo, Vilive Aria;

Non travelling reserves: Eremasi Radrodro, Aseri Baleitamana, Jone Ramatau, Emori Waqa