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U19 Bati ready for action

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, April 24, 2014

THE Vodafone Fiji Bati under-19 rugby league side is ready to unleash unknown talents when it tours Australia next week.

The Meli Baledrokadroka-coached side will play three matches including the third against the Academy Selection XIII which will be the curtain-raiser match to the Vodafone Fiji Bati and the Toa Samoa, Four Nations Championship qualifying match.

Baledrokadroka said it was a privilege to coach the national team once again.

He coached the Fiji U19 Bati side in 2008.

"It's a great privilege to coach this group of players who're the cream players from various secondary schools," he said.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge. I think the main objective here is to get the players noticed by NRL scouts to improve their welfare and for us it will be a huge bonus."

Baledrokadroka said they wanted to blend the players together who were top players from their respective secondary schools.

"We're trying to put the talents together and have a team that can be competitive when they play the three games in Australia."

The side camps at Nasinu Secondary School.

Baledrokadroka said he would name his skipper later on. The junior Bati side will fly out next week on Thursday.








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