17th July 10:21 AM
Lutumailagi included in Fijian Latui side named to take on Kagifa Samoa
By Semi Turaga
Friday 07/06/2019
Joeli Lutumailagi of Fiji beats the defence during the mens pool match between Fiji and Samoa in the 2017 HSBC Sydney Sevens at Allianz Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.[Photo:MattKing]

The experienced, Joeli Lutumailagi has been included in the Fijian Latui side named to take on Kagifa Samoa in New Zealand in the Global Rapid Rugby competition this afternoon.

Lutumailagi who will start at outside centre has won 98 caps for the Fiji Men’s National 7s team and scored 71 tries in the process.

The side captained by flanker Mosese Voka also includes halfback Frank Lomani, prop Joeli Veitayaki, hooker Mesulame Dolokoto and fullback Apisalome Waqatabu.

The Fijian Latui have won and lost one game in the competition.

They had lost 27-15 to Western Force but beat Kagifa Samoa 38-32 in their second game.

The Fijian Latui, Western Force and Kagifa Samoa are the teams competing in the Pacific Showcase Series of the Global Rapid Rugby competition.

The Fijian Latui take on Kagifa Samoa at 5.40pm today at Navigation Homes Stadium in Pukekohe, New Zealand.

TEAM LIST FOR FIJIAN LATUI

1.Joeli VEITAYAKI, 2.Mesulame DOLOKOTO, 3.Luke TAGI, 4.Peni NAULAGO, 5.Isikeli NABOU, 6.Mosese VOKA (C), 7.Elia CANAKAIVATA, 8.Peni RAIDRE, 9.Frank LOMANI, 10.Enele MALELE, 11.Lepani RAIYALA, 12.Jone MANU, 13.Joeli LUTUMAILAGI, 14.Ifereimi TOVILEVU, 15.Apisalome WAQATABU

Reserves: 16.Veremalua VUGAKOTO,17.Eroni MAWI, 18.Apisai VATUBULI, 19.Vatilai MATAKACA, 20.Timoci DAVU, 21.Fabiano NAVABALE, 22.Apisalome VOTA, 23.Meli NAKARAWA

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Total - Hong Kong 7s

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