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Naitasiri to do the talking on the field

Emoni Narawa
Saturday, August 30, 2014

NAITASIRI has decided to do its talking on the field when it takes on Nadroga in the first challenge of the HFC Bank Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy.

Despite being thumped by Nadroga 7-50 in the Skipper Cup final last week, the Tacirua Transport-sponsored side revealed that it's eager to bounce back today in Sigatoka.

And already the Highlanders are feeling the intensity of challenging Fiji's Holy Grail of provincial rugby — when approached by Times Sport for an interview yesterday.

Naitasiri team media liaison officer and team manager Waisea Luveniyali said they preferred not to comment.

"We do not want to comment now but we will do our talking on the field," Luveniyali said.

"We don't want to say anything now but if you want to know about the Naitasiri team, then come to the ground tomorrow (today)."

The side guided by former Flying Fijians head coach Samu Domoni is hoping to surprise Nadroga.

Domoni has made few changes to his starting 15.

Josua Qereqeratabua starts at loose head prop ahead of Bese Buinimasi, Serevasio Vereivalu shifts from lock to No 8, Necani Nawaqatabu moves from blindside flanker to parter the evergreen Sanivalati Vunibola at lock.

Openside flanker Filimoni Seru starts at blindside making way for Jeke Baivatu.

The halves combination of Kini Douglas and Kolinio Vunaki is retained while Aporosa Rasavulu is promoted to start at inside centre after coming off the bench last week.

Nasoni Roko and Inia Tavaiqio will run out wide and Maika Ligaqaqa will play at fullback.

The game kicks off at 3pm at Lawaqa Park.


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