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Gonevou to make Suva debut

Maciu Malo
Saturday, May 10, 2014

SUVA has named a strong team to face Lautoka in the round five of the Skipper Cup competition to be held at Lautoka's Churchill Park this afternoon.

A notable inclusion to the power pack forward is former Nadroga open side flanker Semesa Gonevou who has been named alongside Ilitomasi Nawalu. Vesi Rarawa, Viliame Veikoso, Kevurueli Bulivorovoro, Leeroy Atalifo and Vilitati Cuguvia.

Former Naitasiri centre John Stewart and flying winger Vilitati Sokiveta will bolster the Suva backline against the unpredictable Lautoka outfit.

The capital city boys will be hungry for a win to avenge their loss to Lautoka in Suva last year.

On the other hand, Lautoka is looking forward to battle against the Suva boys.

The Maroons have named tough forward Timoci Vuadreu to captain the team alongside senior players Bill Satala Junior, Vucago Bainitabua and Kelemedi Bola.

Lautoka secretary Salesi Vulakoro said the team had prepared well for the battle.

He said the players would want to win their first home game this season for their fans.

"We respect Suva and we know they will field a strong line-up for this game," said Vulakoro.

"Some of these big names in the Suva side were members of the Suva team we beat last year.

"So nothing is impossible and nothing will stop us from achieving our aim.

"There is no excuse and we are ready for the battle."

The game kicks off at 3pm.

Meanwhile, in other Skipper Cup games today, Nadi will host Ovalau, Naitasiri faces Tavua at Garvey Park while Vatukoula meets Macuata at Theodore Park.

Defending champion Nadroga tackles Namosi at Thompson Park while neighbours Tailevu to lock horns with Northland at Gatward Park in Korovou.


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