23rd August 02:32 PM
Fiji U20 30-man squad for World Rugby U20 Championship named
By Apenisa Waqairadovu
Tuesday 14/05/2019

A 30‑man squad for the Fiji U20 team to the World Rugby U20 Championship next month has been named with two further players set to be dropped before they depart for the tournament in Argentina.

Among the stand-outs in the group are hooker Tevita Ikanivere, prop Livai Natave, full‑back Osea Waqaninavatu, fly‑half Caleb Muntz and centre Ilaisa Droasese.

Scrum‑half Josh Vuta who has been playing for Australian schoolboy rugby and currently playing at the university level in Waikato has also been named in the squad whilst loosehead, Emosi Tuqiri who had previously featured for Marist College Ashgrove in Australia has also made the cut.

The team is coached by former Fiji second row, Kele Leawere.

The Fiji Under20 is pooled with France, Argentina and Wales at the World Rugby U20 Championship next month.

Full squad:

Emosi Gabriel Tuqiri, Livai Rasala Natave, Meli Samuels Sikoijeriko Tuni, Tevita Veicavuyaki Ikanivere, Lino Mairara Vasuinadi, Manoa Mocelutu, Joseva Varuru Nasaroa, Elijah Seniloli Kuilamu, Poate Rainima, Isoa William Nasilasila, Taniela Ramasibana, Christopher Noki Mesake Minimbi, Vilive Miramira, Alivereti Loaloa, Etonia Bose Waqa, Yabaki Seeto, Aminasi Tiritabuanira Shaw, Simione Turaga Kuruvoli, Josh Akariva Isaiah Vuta, Mesake Tudrau Tove Kurisaru, Caleb Rava Muntz, Taniela Yabakidrau Soqonawasaloa, Ilaisa Droasese, Isaac Manoa Ratumaitavuki, Veresa Tuqovu Ramototabua, Epeli Momo, Anare Bicilo Wqasaqa, Kaminieli Rasaku, Ratu Osea Waqaninavatu, Osea Natoga.

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