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Fiji U20 for NZ event named

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, May 11, 2014

THE final 32-member national squad for the International Rugby Board Junior World Championship in New Zealand has been named.

This was done after the second trial match against Nadroga on Friday.

Fiji under-20 assistant coach Iliesa Tanivula said the players are to report to the Fiji Rugby Union headquarters in Suva tomorrow.

Tanivula said they would be looking for more warm-up matches for the team.

"We have named 32 players," he said.

"Out of that there will be four non-travelling reserves. Their names will be announced later next week.

"So we will be taking 28 players. There were trial matches against Army and Nadroga before the team was picked."

The Junior World Championship will be held from June 2-20.

Fiji is in Pool B with Wales, France and Ireland. Defending champions England is in Pool A with Argentina, Italy and Australia. Hosts New Zealand is in Pool C with Samoa, Scotland and South Africa.

The following players are to report to the FRU headquarters by 12pm tomorrow.

Forwards: Veniona Toga, Aseri Robarobalevu, Jack Driu, Apolosi Ranawai, Simione Naiduki, Samuela Tawake, Maikeli Sivo, Glen Osbourne, Ilisoni Lagi, Jale Uva, Lote Nasiga, Paula Bukavere, Marika Tokalauvere, Antonio Qio, Venieli Ratuva, Aminiasi Natuiyaga, Vasikali Mudu, Vincent Sosefo.

Backs: Leone Dawai, Marika Tivitivi, Tubuka Vueti, Elia Murasia, Josese Kurokava, Maika Baleinaloto, Akuila Tabualevu, Poasa Waqanibau, Semi Camaisala, Adrea Cocagi, Orisi Nawaqaliva, Aisake Rokobulimaira, Livinai Tuicakau, Dion Fraser.