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Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by TOCC, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. TOCC Guest

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    So they're still too released a few details, but the team name, playing strip and logo will differ from the Flying Fijians and Fiji Warriors by early indications, current XV test coach John McKee won't be coaching but will be assisting during parts of the season, core of the squad will be made up of the Fijian Warriors but a few overseas based players will be also included.
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  3. Kaiviti Frank Row (1)

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    This is from the facebook page Silktails rugby.

    The extended squad for the Fiji team has been name:

    Props – Joeli Veitayaki, Eroni Mawi, Osea Naganilau, Sanaila Nahuto, Kalivati Tawake, Mosese Ducivaki, Mesake Doge, Alivereti Rabukawaqa, Samuela Newa

    Hookers – Jale Sassen, Samu Suguturaga, Semi Keli, Ratu Naisa Naruma, Mosese Gavidi

    Locks – Sailosi Dawai, Jale Railala, Peni Naulago, Masi Vosa, Samu Saqiwa, Savenaca Ravato, Tevita Ratuva, Apisai Tauyavuca, Joji Nareki, Mataiasi Ucutabua, Timoci Temo

    Flankers – Mosese Voka, Penijamini Kamaitotoya, Vasikali Mudu, Veniona Vuki, Filimoni Seru

    Number 8s – Jiuta Takubu, Jitoko Usumaki, Sakiusa Nadruku

    Half Backs – Frank Lomani, Sakiusa Gavidi, Seru Cavuilati, Serupepeli Vularika

    First Five – Jone Manu, Alivereti Veitokani, Peceli Nacebe, Mosese Tikoduadua

    Centres – Eroni Vasiteri, Cyril Reece, Iferemi Tovilevu, John Stewart, Eroni Sau, Nemani Taleimaitoga, Josateki Turuva

    Wings – Apete Daveta, Pateresio Buto, Meli Rusa, Aporosa Tabulawaki, Venasio Kunabuli

    Full Backs – Meli Nakarawa, Apisalome Waqatabu, Netava Koroisau, Viliame Maiono

    Players in bold are local players with international caps. The official squad will be named early next month.
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  4. Nath Fred Wood (13)

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    Kaviti, did you used to post on the old colosseum page?
  5. Kaiviti Frank Row (1)

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    Not sure what the old colosseum page is, but I doubt I've posted there.
  6. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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  7. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    jersey looks good.

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  8. Micheal Colin Windon (37)

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    This team is going to be a living hell for the commentators with all the traditional Fijian names.

    John Stewart?!?!

    How the hell do you pronounce that?!?
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  9. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The Two Blues!

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  10. TOCC Guest

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    Ah their first faux pas, they've broken from NRC tradition by not releasing a predominately yellow jersey
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  11. Dctarget Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Drua making headlines in Fiji
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    Main sponsor, Fiji Airways
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  14. Warpath Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    Lets just hope it does not hit a reef and sink :p I'm optimistic that they will win atleast 3 games this season :p
  15. Warpath Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    Rugby.com.au listed this as the Fiji team for Brisbane

    1. Joeli Veitayaki
    2. Samu Saqiwa
    3. Kalivati Tawake
    4. Peni Naulago
    5. Apisai Tauyavuca
    6. Vasikali Mudu
    7. Mosese Voka
    8. Sakiusa Nadruku
    9. Frank Lomani
    10. Kini Douglas
    11. Apete Daveta
    12. Eroni Sau
    13. John Stewart
    14. Aporosa Tabulawaki
    15. Peceli Nacebe

    Looks strong, only issue, Saqiwa is a lock/flanker, not a hooker.
  16. Warpath Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    never mind, got the official team from elsewhere

    1. Joeli Veitayaki Jnr
    2. Samu Suguturaga
    3. Kalivati Tawake
    4. Peni Naulago
    5. Apisai Tauyavuca
    6. Vasikali Mudu
    7. Mosese Voka
    8. Sakiusa Nadruku
    9. Frank Lomani
    10. Kini Douglas
    11. Apete Daveta
    12. Eroni Vasiteri
    13. John Stewart
    14. Aporosa Tabulawaki
    15. Peceli Nacebe


    ==Reserves==
    16. Ratu Naisa Nauma
    17. Eroni Mawi
    18. Mosese Ducivaki
    19. Samu Saqiwa
    20. Peni Raidre
    21. Seru Cavuilati
    22. Cyril Reece
    23. Eroni Sau
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  17. TOCC Guest

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    Seven players from the test match squad, they won't be an easy team to beat
  18. Warpath Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    A few of our better players did not make the main 23 including one of our best local fullbacks, Meli Nakarawa (Leone's younger brother), flyhalf Veitokani who is like a younger version of dan carter for fiji..strong team named though..that fullback is pretty nippy, they should mark him well..
  19. Rugbynutter39 Greg Davis (50)

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    I think World Rugby and Fiji Government would be pretty pleased so far with their investment in Fiji Drua's participation in the NRC.
  20. neilc Syd Malcolm (24)

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    Yes, Fiji Drua have been very impressive. I have been impressed with their set piece as that is usually a weakness, and of course their attacking game is fantastic.

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