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Fijian Warriors vs Samoa Rugby live in Suva | WRPC Two Match Series 2022

The WRPC two-match series Fijian Warriors vs Samoa Rugby will be held on the 27th of August and the 3rd of September at HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.

Six players from the Fijian Drua squad have been selected in the 35-member Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors side to prepare for the World Rugby Pacific Challenge {WRPC} two-match series against Samoa.

Fijian Warriors vs Samoa Rugby

Hooker Tevita Ikanivere, lock Sorovakatini Tuifagalele, Chris Minimbi, flanker Raikabula Momoidunu, center Apisalome Vota and half-back Simione Kuruvoli will certainly boost the Fijian Warriors campaign this year.

Head Coach Kele Leawere said these players bring in a lot of experience and which will certainly be an advantage playing against a tough Samoan opponent.

“My coaching team’s job now is to gel in these experienced players with the Under-20s, and the provincial players who have made the cut into the extended squad.”

World Rugby Pacific Challenge (WRPC ) Two Match Series 2022

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Leawere added that they have seven players over the age of 23 which also includes three from Fijian Drua, 16 Under-20 players who recently took part at the Oceania Championship and 11 provincial players.

Coach Kele Leawere says the players bring a lot of experience which will be an advantage to the side that will against Samoa in a two-match series.

Leawere says the job now is to gel in the players together during training and aim to prepare the players for the much-needed exposure.

Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors 35-member squad:

Loosehead Prop
Semi Qica
Aisake Atani
Livai Natave

Hooker
Tevita Ikanivere
Kavaia Tagivetaua
Jone Naqiri

Tighthead Prop
Emannuel Naciva
Joseva Nasaroa
Ilaitia Sela

Locks
Emosi Natubailagi
Sailosi Vukalokalo
Lorima Nodakoro
Sorovakatini Tuifagalele
Chris Minimbi

Flanker
Semi Tauyavuca
Motuikai Murray
Joji Kunavula
Raikabula Momoidunu

Number 8
Ilikimi Torosi

Half-Back
Taitusi Lulusinu
Jonathan Sovasova
Simione Kuruvoli

First-Five
Peni Kadralevu
Sikeli Rabitu

Second Five
Michael Naitokani
Malakai Nawai

Centers
Apisalome Vota
Filimoni Nalawa
Erami Baca

Wings
Jone Dakunoi
Taniela Rakuro
Kini Vosailagi
Paul Dolokoto

Fullback
Jack Volavola
Tevita Mociu

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