Test for Fiji U18 rugby team

The Fiji under 18 team during the training at Bidesi grounds yesterday. Picture: RAMA

THE Fiji rugby under-18 are focused on improving their game structure before they play their first friendly match next week in Wellington, New Zealand.

This was revealed by team head coach Noca Baleitoga yesterday at Bidesi ground in Suva.

Baleitoga said they had been working on their set pieces and how they could execute them during the competition.

“We are trying to put together our game structure in the next few weeks and it’s vital that we need to fix it before we depart Fiji.

“We have conducted two training sessions today and we have seen that we need a lot of practise on our defence and our ruck areas.

“We thank some Fiji reps who have helped the boys today on their set pieces which is a big boost for the team.”

The team will leave Fiji next Wednesday.

The Fiji rugby under-18 members are:

Fiji U18 team

1. Meli Tuni: loose head prop- RKS
2. Philip Oliver Tiritirisamu: hooker- QVS
3. Samuela Ranacika: tight head prop- RKS
4. Joeli Matalaweru: left lock- RKS
5. Chris Minimbi: right lock- MBHS
6. Tiri Shaw: blindside flanker- MBHS
7. Alivereti Loaloa: oenside flanker/No.8- RKS
8. Eparama Tuvunivono: No.8- JWC
9. Jone Vatuwaliwali: halfback/first five- RKS
10. Osea Waqaninavatu: first five/fullback- RNC
11. Apolosi Nawai: left wing- RKS
12. Nathaniel Tupou: second five- MBHS
13. Solomoni Naiduki: centre/fullback- RKS
14. Inoke Kurukuruvakatini: right wing- Cuvu
15. Josua Koro: fullback/first five- RKS
16. Lino Vasuinadi: hooker- MBHS
17. Ilaitia Sela: tighthead prop/hooker- RKS
18. Watisoni Cabetilomaiviti: utility prop- MBHS
19. Lasike Tawake: loose head prop- NSS
20. Angelo Smith: lock/flanker- MBHS
21. Taniela Ramasibana: lock/flanker- RKS
22. Josateki Tuituba: No.8- Cuvu
23. Mesake Tove: halfback- Cuvu
24. Osea Natoga: centre/wing- RKS
25. Luke Navuwai: centre/wing: QVS
26. Taitusi Lulusinu: FullBack – Cuvu

Non- travelling reserves:

1. Jokini Deunimolea: lock- Cuvu
2. Rt Inoke Ranitu: lock- RNC
3. Meli Vueti: flanker- MBHS

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