Fiji Time: 10:30 AM on Thursday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

England selects Rokoduguni

Emoni Narawa
Friday, May 30, 2014

SOLDIER Semesa Rokoduguni will become the first Fijian to represent England in the full code.

Rokoduguni has been named on the right wing for the English side to face the Barbarians at Twickenham on Monday morning.

Injury marred the 26-year-old's opportunity to feature for the shadow England team, (Saxons) against the Irish Wolfhounds. However, the man from Tailevu who is a lance corporal in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guard is ready for the rugby battle and serve England against the experienced Barbarians side that boast a total of 700 Test caps among its players such as Jimmy Cowan, Hosea Gear, James O'Connor, Rene Ranger, Joe Rokocoko and Andrew Hore.

RFU head of international player development Joe Lydon said; "This England squad is full of talent and will make for an entertaining match against a strong Barbarians side with over 700 caps between them.

"We see this match as an important development opportunity for the players and many of them gained valuable experience working with the senior squad and coaches over the last week before they departed for New Zealand.

"We have seen ten players involved in these Barbarians fixtures over the last two years who have gone on to get caps for England," he told www.bathchronicle.co.uk.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. LTA fires corrupt 4
  2. $610k overpayment
  3. Supermodels on show
  4. 10 years for rapist step dad
  5. Luveni: PAC will sit
  6. Balls and beard tourney
  7. A first for the school
  8. Report highlights voucher destruction practices
  9. Businesswomen address concerns
  10. $300k used for project

Top Stories this Week

  1. Budget Friday (21 Nov)
  2. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  3. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  4. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  5. Patel guilty of abuse Friday (21 Nov)
  6. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade Wednesday (26 Nov)
  7. President Xi leaves impression on leaders Monday (24 Nov)
  8. Indecent jokes warning Wednesday (26 Nov)
  9. Jail terms for former Post Fiji executives Monday (24 Nov)
  10. Biman: Budget boring Saturday (22 Nov)