26th March 11:51 AM
16 players with links to Fiji to feature in 2019 Super Rugby season
By Semi Turaga
Monday 11/02/2019
Super Rugby Fijians: Isaia Walker-Leawere and Salesi Rayasi of the Hurricanes, Tevita Nabura of the Highlanders and Pita Gus Sowakula of the Chiefs

Eight out of the 15 teams competing in the Super Rugby competition this year have a player with links to Fiji.

They include three Australian teams, four teams from New Zealand and the Sunwolves from Japan.

Fijivillage has identified 16 players with links to Fiji listed to play in the 2019 Super Rugby season.

Tevita Kuridrani, Henry Speight and Rob Valetini will play for the Brumbies.

Isi Naisarani and Marika Koroibete are in for the Rebels while the Reds have Scott Higginbotham, Moses Sorovi, Samu Kerevi and Sefa Naivalu.

Kerevi is also the captain for the Reds this season.

The Sunwolves have Michael Leitch while the Chiefs have Pita Gus Sowakula and Manasa Mataele will feature for the Crusaders again this season.

Isaia Walker-Leawere and Salesi Rayasi have been listed for the Hurricanes while the Highlanders have Waisake Naholo and Tevita Nabura.

The Super Rugby competition will kick off at 6.35pm Friday with the Chiefs taking on the Highlanders in Waikato while the Brumbies will meet the Rebels at 8.45pm.

On Saturday, the Blues will meet the Crusaders at 6.35pm at Eden Park while the Waratahs will face the Hurricanes at 8.45pm.

The Sunwolves also face the Sharks at 10.55pm Saturday.

The Bulls meet the Stormers at 3.15am Sunday while the Lions face the Jaguares at 9.40am Sunday.

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