TEAM RELEASE ? Vodafone Flying Fijians verses Japan?

 

2015 Pacific Nations Cup The Vodafone Flying Fijians team to play Japan at 6.00pm on Wednesday 29 July (Canada Time Zone) at BDO Stadium in Toronto is as follows:

1. Campese Ma?afu

2. Tuapati Talemaitoga

3. Manasa Saulo

4. Tevita Cavubati

5. Leone Nakarawa

6. Dom Waqaniburotu

7. Malakai Ravulo

8. Akapusi Qera (Captain)

9. Henry Seniloli

10. Josh Matavesi

11. Napolioni Nalaga

12. Lepani Botia

13. Vereniki Goneva

14. Metuisela Talebula

15. Kini Murimurivalu

16. Sunia Koto

17. Peni Ravai

18. Isei Colati

19. Nemia Soqeta

20. Peceli Yato

21. Nikola Matawalu

22. Ben Volavola

23. Waisea Nayacalevu

QUOTES FROM HEAD COACH ? JOHN MCKEE:

?I am pleased to announce a very strong lineup for the important 2015 PNC match against Japan on Wednesday (Canada Time). ?This is a very important match in terms of both our RWC2015 preparation and this tournament. We require a win to progress to the final and a possible re-match with Samoa. ?I have throughout the tournament I have taken into account game-time to give all players game-time in the lead up to RWC2015 and to work on various combinations. “Experienced players Waqaniburotu, Tuapati & Ravulo return in the forwards and Botia will be strong in the midfield following his performance against Tonga.

?I expect Japan to field a stronger team than that which went down in a close game with USA last Friday. ?Japan plays a very up-tempo game. We will need to be patient in controlling field position and not get caught playing too much in our half. ?I am very pleased with the way the squad has trained this week and expect to see this transfer into a strong performance in Wednesday?s game.

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