23rd July 11:09 AM
Strong Flying Fijians team named for Samoa clash
By Dhanjay Deo
Friday 14/07/2017
The Flying Fijians during one of their training sessions (Photo: FRU).

Vodafone Flying Fijians Coach John McKee has named another strong line up to play against Samoa in their second 2017 Pacific Nations Cup match at the Apia Stadium tomorrow.

McKee has made three changes in the starting line up which sees Sunia Koto make way for Tuapati Talemaitoga to start at hooker.

This is the only change in the forwards.

Henry Seniloli replaces Serupepeli Vularika who is ruled out with a wrist injury while Vereniki Goneva will start on the right wing moving wing Josua Tuisova to the bench.

Naitasiri halfback Frank Lomani is also set to make his debut off the bench.

Eroni Vasiteri is also on the bench.

McKee says they are very determined to defend the PNC title which they have held since 2015.

He says it is vital for the players to focus on all facets of the game which includes execution under pressure in order to win the match.

The Vodafone Flying Fijians will clash with Samoa at 1pm tomorrow.

 

The selected players are:

Campese Maáfu, Tuapati Talemaitoga, Manasa Saulo, Tevita Cavubati, Leone Nakarawa, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Akapusi Qera ©, Nemani Nagusa, Henry Seniloli, Ben Volavola, Patrick Osborne, Jale Vatubua, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Vereniki Goneva, Timoci Nagusa.

Reserves: Sunia Koto, Joeli Veitayaki, Kalivati Tawake, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Viliame Mata, Frank Lomani, Eroni Vasiteri, Josua Tuisova

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