Fiji Time: 2:57 AM on Saturday 27 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Satala picks duo

Maciu Malo
Saturday, June 14, 2014

FORMER Flying Fijians outside centre Viliame Satala is counting on hard-hitting flyer Nemani Nadolo and homeboy Metuisela Talebula as players to watch this afternoon.

He said the strength of Nadolo and the class of Talebula would be an asset for the host side in their bid to secure their first PNC win this season.

Satala said Fiji had some world-class backline players who were ruthless in defence and flamboyant in attack.

"We have a very talented bunch of backline players who can create something out of nothing," he said.

"Nadolo will be a handful for the Tongans because of his ability to off-load during tackle situations and creating space for the wingers.

"Likewise Talebula is a talented player who has proven himself in the white jumper against Tonga in their last visit to Lautoka's Churchill Park."

The mercurial Talebula scored two tries in Fiji's 37-25 win against Tonga in his second game for the Flying Fijians in 2012.

Satala said the backline would only showcase their talents provided they had quality possession from their forwards.

He said the forwards needed to dig deep to counter their physical and bigger Tongan forwards.

"The Fijian forwards need to win quality ball in order for backline to showcase their attacking flair and prowess.

"If the forwards compete well upfront surely our backs will have a field day.

"In general teamwork is a must for Fiji to beat the Tongans and most importantly our boys must be aggressive in defence," he added.

During his heydays Satala has defeated the Tongans on four occasions compared to the five games he played for the Flying Fijians.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65410.6351
JPY 54.851651.8516
GBP 0.37340.3654
EUR 0.43260.4206
NZD 0.69690.6639
AUD 0.65350.6285
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th, May, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Contracts clarified
  2. Rapist and murderer faces 30 years imprisonment
  3. Heated debate
  4. Deuba rape, murder case: Colanaudolu sentenced to life
  5. 'Hidden jewels of Fiji' discovery
  6. Rabuka condemns barbaric attack
  7. $202m for miller
  8. SODELPA tries to break racial barrier
  9. Labasa cane farmers gather to protest
  10. 'We have been after these funds for years'

Top Stories this Week

  1. A-G sounds warning Sunday (21 May)
  2. Man wants house back Wednesday (24 May)
  3. Qoro on Pleass board Monday (22 May)
  4. Work cut out Monday (22 May)
  5. Henry's debt to mum Wednesday (24 May)
  6. 'Past politicians' did not fix roads Saturday (20 May)
  7. Toorak youths distraught over lost jerseys Tuesday (23 May)
  8. Mystery chests, villagers warned Wednesday (24 May)
  9. Pillar of strength Wednesday (24 May)
  10. Thank you midwives Monday (22 May)