Yasawa selects best for campaign

THE Yasawa Rugby Union has selected their players to feature at the Vodafone Vanua Cup Challenge after the completion of the week-long Yasawa Rally on Friday.

Yasawa’s wonderboy Kalioni Nasoko is one of the big names in the team including former Fiji Bati prop Osea Sadrau, Police 7s speedster Sitiveni Matai, Fiji Baba 7s rep Nacanieli Batina and other prominent 7s players that played for the Yasawa Stingers, Westfields Tokatoka Dragons and Police. Yasawa rugby official Akuila Ratu said the players were selected after series of competition which included teams from the islands and Yasawa players residing on the mainland.

He said the side was selected by a panel of coaches including a representative from Fiji Rugby Union.

“This team will represent Yasawa at the Vodafone Cup and we are hopeful of a good outing this year,” said Ratu.

“We have selected the senior team and the under-20 from the Yasawa Rally competition and the other competitions we had earlier in the year.”

Main team: Osea Sadrau, Varasiko Peceli, Pita Nasau, Taniela Nawaqa, Maikeli Sivo, Jovesa Ravusou, Banuve, Saimoni Naikelekele, Inoke Momo, Biu Ramise, Jotame Nailumi, Alipate Narawa, Eneri Tokovou, Sairusi Roko,Eparama Ravi, Eroni Nauwa, Apisai Aino, Jerry Navia,Apenisa Damu, Manasa Rasaqa, Timoci Tukutuku, Tanoa, Apenisa, Asaeli, Filimoni Morawa, Nacanieli Batina, Mesake Saukuru, Lepanoni Ratu, Sisa Saukawa, Vatili Tora, Eliki, Simione Nabutulovo, Kalione Nasoko, Jovesa Raiseu, Kini Tora, Inia Rokomatu, Ponipate Qio, Amena Aroi, Semi Rokodinono, Apenisa Ratukabu, Elia, Amenatave Nawaqa, Josh Kania, Maikeli Vuloko,Vakacegu, Jotame Vesi,Vilikesa Vata, Rusi Matai, Manoa Murivalu, Kolinio Navoti: Head coach Seru Rogo, manager Manasa Takala, trainers Eroni Seru & Jovesa Naivalu.

U20: Simione Bakani, Samisoni Boireguregu, Savenaca Biu, Saukarasa Tavutu, Nimilote Ratudina, Navitalai Nabakalevu, Josua Druwai, Akuila Naivalulevu, Brian Wilson, Sitiveni Sorovaka, Sakaraia Buli,Kitione Tirau, Josua Khan, Varayame Ratoto, Isaia Vutala, Saimoni Monti, Mesake Saladonu, Josevata Vatuturaga, Nauwa,Saiasi Ratudradra, Jonacani Vucago, William Navori, Samuel Buli, Ilikana Bolakoro, Waisale Tavutu,Naca, Serupepeli Soqe, Wili Sukeka, Viliame Vuloko, Veresa Tuqovu, Setareki Navurua, Ruveni Vunibola, Inia Rokomatu, Mitieli, Sailasa Watete, Ilami, Orisi Lagilagi ,Maika Bale,Varani Talemo, Veni.

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