The Fiji Rugby Union Board Chairman, Mr Filimone Waqabaca today named the Fiji Under 20 team to the Junior Rugby World Cup in France.
A notable inclusion is five players from last year’s squad – Sunia Tamani, Isikia Macu, Jimilai Rokoduru, EliaRatucove, and France based Sevanaia Galala.
Apart from Galala five other overseas based players have forced their way into the squad:
Peceli Yato – France
Dylan Bower – New Zealand
Viliame Rarasea – New Zealand
Zachery Lee – Australia
Joshua King – Australia
Head Coach Bill Gadolo named three co-captains for the team they are Esikia Macu, Sevanaia Galala and EmoriWaqa.
The team is in Pool B and will be play against New Zealand on 5 June, Ireland on 9 June and Australia on 13 June.
Gadolo will be assisted by Saiasi Fuli and managed by Manasa Naidu.
They will depart Fiji on 27 May 2013.
Fiji Under 20 Squad
Aseri Robarobalevu (Fiji), Mesake Doge (Fiji), Sunia Tamani (Fiji), Zachery Lee, (Australia), Joji Ravula (Fiji), PenaiaCakobau (Fiji), Tunai Vatubua (Fiji), Viliame Rarasea (New Zealand),
Esikia Macu (Co-Capt) (Fiji), Kemueli Tokalau (Fiji), Laijiasa Bolenaivalu (Fiji), Peceli Yato (France), MarikaVunibaka (Fiji), Jone Baleidau (Fiji), Sailasa Kerekere (Fiji), Dylan Bower (New Zealand), Emori Waqa (Co-Capt)(Fiji), Kini Douglas (Fiji), Filimoni Seru (Fiji), Nasoni Kunavore (Fiji), Sevanaia Galala (Co-Capt) (France), IsireliMasiwini (Fiji), Peceli Tuisese (Fiji), Elia Ratucove (Fiji), Maika Sivo (Fiji), Timilai Rokoduru (Fiji), Joshua King (Australia), Akuila Tabualevu (Fiji).
Viliame Gadolo – Fiji Head Coach
Saiasi Fuli – Fiji Assistant Coach
Manasa Naidu – Fiji Manager
Anare Sikoa – Fiji Physio
Jone Turaganivalu – Fiji Trainer
Dr Pauliasi Bauleka – Fiji Doctor