June tests: Fiji braces for physical Samoa

Benito Masilevu and members of the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians team during their training session at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Thursday, June 07, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

FIJI Airways Flying Fijians coach John McKee has named a strong team that is expected to have four debutants to play Samoa in round one of the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on Saturday, June 9.
Leading the forward rush alongside skipper Akapusi Qera will be European Player of the Year Leone Nakarawa, while Aviva Premiership Best Player of the Year Vereniki Goneva marshals the backline.
The Test starts at 3.30pm after the Georgia versus Tonga match at 1pm.

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians team:

1. Campese Ma’afu 2. Talemaitoga Tuapati 3. Manasa Saulo 4. Apisalome Ratuniyarawa 5. Leone Nakawara 6. Dominiko Waqaniburotu 7. Viliame Mata 8. Akapusi Qera (C) 9. Henry Seniloli 10. Ben Volavola 11. Vereniki Goneva 12. Sevanaia Galala 13. Jale Vatabua 14. Benito Masilevu 15. Kini Murimurivalu.

Reserves: 16. Ratu Vere Vugakoto 17. Eroni Mawi 18. Ropate Rinakama 19. Sikeli Nabou 20. Nemani Nagusa 21. Serupepeli Vularika 22. Alivereti Veitokani 23. Timoci Nagusa

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