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Tuwawa ready for Brisbane 10s campaign

Moiz Munif
Friday, February 09, 2018

THE much anticipated Brisbane Global 10s event kicks off today at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Fiji Tuwawa (Giants) have been drawn in a tough pool and will battle Brumbies 7.09pm and later Hurricanes 11.01pm. Fiji faces Crusaders on Saturday at 4.40pm.

The top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals which is scheduled to start around 8.30pm.

Five New Zealand, four Australia super rugby clubs along with French club Pau, Japan's Wild Knights and Fiji Giants are part of the competition this year.

John O'Connor, the Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer, encouraged the players to fully utilise this opportunity.

"This is a great opportunity to play at a higher level of competition for you and you must take advantage of this great opportunity. So I challenge you to go out there, showcase your talents, make an impact and win the tournament," he said in a statement.

Chris Kuridrani is likely to join the team to replace Seru Cavuilati who was not able to travel.

The selected players are:

Prop - Joeli Veitayaki, Mosese Ducivaki, Kalivati Tawake, Eroni Mawi, Timoci Sauvoli.

Hooker - Ratunaisa Navuma, Vesi Rarawa, Veremalua Vugakoto.

Locks/Flanker - Fabiano Rogovakalali, Levani Kurimudu, Viliame Rarasea, Albert Tuisue, Mosese Voka, Peni Raidre, Filimoni Seru.

Half Back/Fly Half - Serupepeli Vularika, Frank Lomani

1st Five - Jone Manu.

Centre - Ifereimi Tovilevu, Lepani Raiyala, Penasio Kunabuli, Enele Malele.

Wing/Full Back - Aporosa Tabulawaki, Timoci Sinate, Inia Tawalo.

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