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Top players back for former champions

Emoni Narawa
Friday, May 16, 2014

EXPERIENCED players have returned to bolster Naitasiri's chances against the Lautoka in their Skipper Cup fixture at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori tonight.

Policeman Sireli Kaloucava, Seresio Vereivalu, former Flying Fijians scrumhalf Waisale Vatuvoka and prop front rower Dan Ligairi will all make their return in the red and black jersey.

Vatuvoka will line up against his former mates while Kaloucava, Vereivalu and Ligairi will add spice to the forward pack.

Naitasiri coach Eroni Vereivalu has introduced some new players in Naitasiri's past three games where they have kept a clean record.

This will be a challenge for the quartet who will be out to help the Highlanders maintain their unbeaten run this season.

"We have some senior players returning in this game," team manager Waisea Luveniyali said.

"Their presence is a boost to the team and at the same time we will want to maintain our unbeaten run this season."

He said Lautoka would not be an easy side to beat, especially after being wounded by Suva in last week's Battle of the Cities at Churchill Park.

Meanwhile, the Naitasiri Rugby Union officials have labelled today's thriller as a rugby feast whereby the Naitasiri North Zone plays Samabula Zone at 1pm, followed by a crunch between South and the Naitasiri development at 2pm. The Maroons under-20 plays Naitasiri U20 at 4pm before the main game kicks off at 6.

Luveniyali urged the Naitasiri supporters to rally behind their players and for their rugby supporters to flock in numbers at Ratu Cakobau Park.


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