Seruvakula names powerful Fijian Latui team to play Western Force

Veremalua Vugakoto leads the charge during training at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

SWIRE Shipping Fijian Latui coach Senirusi Seruvakula has named a powerful team to face Western Force in their final Global Rapid Rugby Pacific Showcase in Perth today.

Props Joeli Veitayaki, Luke Tagi and hooker Mesulame Dolokoto retain their places in the starting line-up for the match against the Force.

Seruvakula has also retained his core players in the forwards led by skipper Mosese Voka and experienced number eight Peni Raidre.

Two changes have been made in the back-line with John Stewart coming at wing and Cyril Reece as the inside centre.

Seruvakula said they were anticipating an intense match against the team, which had not been beaten in the series this year.

“It is going to be a tough match, especially playing the Western Force at their home ground. I believe we have prepared well for last week and I hope these boys will put up a great game tonight,” he said.

Seruvakula said apart from their seasonal players, the GRR Pacific Showcase Series had allowed him to gauge the upcoming talents.

“We have a lot of potentials in this team. We have a young player like Tuidraki Samusamuvodre, he played very well in the last two game. We have a lot of expectation from these boys for the match against the Force tonight.

“We just have to play smart rugby and maintain discipline.

“They have been consistent from the start and impossible is nothing. We have beaten them in the NRC and I believe we can do that again.”

Captain Mosese Voka said the morale in camp was high and the players were ready for the tough encounter against the Western Force.

“We are really looking forward to the game against the Western Force. Our plan is simple, that is to stick to our game plan and do all basics right,” Voka said.

Swire Shipping Fijian Latui faces Western Force at 11.40pm tonight.

Swire Shipping Fijian Latui squad:

1. Joeli Veitayaki

2. Mesulame Dolokoto

3. Luke Tagi

4. Sikeli Nabou

5. Tevita Naqali

6. Mosese Voka(C)

7. Elia Canakaivata

8. Peni Raidre

9. Frank Lomani

10. Malele Tokatani

11. John Stewart

12. Cyril Reece

13. Joeli Lutumailagi

14. Iferemi Tovilevu

15. Apisalome Waqatabu


  1. Tuwere Vugakoto
  2. Eroni Mawi
  3. Mateo Qolisese
  4. Filimoni Seru
  5. Jonny Dyer
  6. Henry Seniloli
  7. Serupepeli Vularika
  8. Tuidraki Samusamuvodre



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