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Lautoka banks on youths

Zanzeer Singh
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

KELEMEDI Bola and Viliame Satala Jr are among the few senior players in the Lautoka squad preparing for the promotion-relegation next month.

The Maroons started their playoffs campaign on Monday.

Lautoka played in the promotion-relegation once back in the 1980s.

Lautoka Rugby Union acting chairman Samu Yalayala said they had a youthful squad.

Yalayala said fitness was a key area they would be working on.

"Serious training has started," he said.

"There are new players in the squad like rookie forward Steeno Blake and half back Sela Ratudradra. We may line up a few warm up games to test the new combinations."

Lautoka had a poor season and finished at the bottom of the Skipper Cup competition. The side was docked five points for not travelling to Ovalau for its match.

The promotion-relegation match against the B Division winner will be held on September 27 at Churchill Park.

Macuata survived the challenge against Ba last year to remain in the major union.

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