Fijian duo in Melbourne Rising starting line up

Isi Naisarani on attack for Western Force last year. Picture: SUPPLIED/FILE

SEFA Naivalu and Isi Naisarani will start for the Melbourne Rising against the Fiji Airways Drua in the National Rugby Championship opener tomorrow.

Naisarani starts at number eight while Naivalu will line up at on the right wing.

Kemu Valetini and Kitione Ratu have been named on the bench for Melbourne Rising.

Meanhwile, the Fijian Drua had its captain run at Bidesi Park Grounds this morning.

The match kicks off at 3pm at Nausori’s Ratu Cakobau Park at 3pm tomorrow.

Melbourne Rising squad

1. Tetera Faulkner
2. Anaru Rangi
3. Jermaine Ainsley
4. Matt Philip
5. Trevor Hosea
6. Angus Cottrell
7. Richard Hardwick
8. Isi Naisarani
9. Harrison Goddard
10. Archie King
11. Tom English
12. Billy Meakes
13. Sione Tuipulotu
14. Sefa Naivalu
15. Justin Masters


16. Andrew Tuala
17. Fereti Sa’aga
18. Mees Erasmus
19. Esei Haangana
20. Robert Leota
21. Michael Ruru
22. Kemu Valetini
23. Kiti Ratu

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