Suva names 15s squad

Suva Captain Meli Kurisaru on attack against Northland during their Skipper Cup at Ratu Sukuna Park in Nausori. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

A 56-member squad has been selected by the Suva Rugby Union for their senior team as preparations begin for the Skipper Cup title defence this year.

Suva Rugby Union secretary Tevita Tuiloa has also called on affiliated clubs to prepare their players who might be given opportunities to represent in the senior team.

“It is very important for our clubs to ensure your players are ready for possible call-ups to our senior side given the long season and with most of our senior players to be engaged in the Global Rapid Rugby competition in our Fiji Latui team,” Tuiloa said.

“As such, we request if clubs could start working on their off-season/preseason programs to ensure their players are in tip-top shape for March, 2020.”

The selected 56 players have also been progressed on a strength and conditioning program with fitness tests to follow later.

Forwards: Apisai Vatubuli, Eroni Mawi, Mateo Qolisese, Seveci Naisilisili, Vesi Rarawa, Luke Tagi, Ratu Penjamini Makutu, Ananaia Rabonu, Semi Keli, Livai Natave, Isireli Ledua, Penaia Cakobau, Tevita Ikanivere, Apenisa Lesi, Emosi Saladuadua, Peni Naulago, Jone Delana, Sorovakatini Tuifagalele, Tevita Naqali, Peniasi Wakawaka, Daveta Koroitakali, Vilikesa Sewale, Elia Canakaivata,
Jitoko Usumaki, Filimoni Seru, Tui Cakacaka, Isireli Biumaiwai, Apolosi Tora, Vasikali Mudu, Peni Tuiteci, Lemeki Saulailai. Backs: Leone Nawai, Peni Matawalu, Nemani Buliruarua, Jone Manu, Jeke Suguturaga, Enele Malele, Ratu Meli Kurisaru, Simione Kuruvoli, Niko Gaunavou, Apisalome Vota, John Stewart, Epi Cokanasiga, Watisoni Sevutia, Mesake Tuinamena, Jiuta Wainiqolo, Keponi Paul, Setareki Raoba, Malakai Vakalawa, Misaele Petero, Epeli Mata, Jope Tikomailepanoni, Alipate Tule, Taniela Waqa, Tevita Murimurivalu, Baogo Larua.
 

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