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

  1. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Maybe because they did not have passports? My neighbour, who is Fijian, told me that it can take a long while to get a passport.
  2. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    Both those players mentioned above have been in the Fiji Warriors side. Toured to Uruguay.
  3. Warpath Bill Watson (15)

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    They should have marked that fullback lol :p shame he is out for the year..we could have used him for the November tests.
  4. Istanbul Vay Wilson (31)

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    Few concerns for Fiji with the Vikings hooker making strong claims he was eye gouged this evening in the first half. Be interesting to see how it plays out..
  5. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Drua running out of hookers if another lengthy ban comes.
  6. Istanbul Vay Wilson (31)

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    The Canberra Times is reporting that two Drua players are facing minimum 12 week suspensions over this eye gouging claim. I'm confused. If two players both gouged in the same tackle that couldn't possibly be coincidence and suggests it was a pre-planned perhaps? There doesn't appear to be any video evidence of the incident yet two players have been cited.

    Not doubting Fa'anger's claims in any way and eye gouging is an abhorrent act that needs to be treated harshly but confused about how two players are involved.
  7. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    They must've had some evidence....

  8. Istanbul Vay Wilson (31)

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    How what do you think it happened? One bloke decides to go the eye gouge and his mate decides it looks fun and joins in or it's a pre-planned thing?
  9. Jimmy_Crouch Dave Cowper (27)

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    From the TV coverage you couldn't really tell which player it was at the ruck so I'd suggest only one player offended but two were cited.
  10. TOCC Guest

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    It has been mentioned elsewhere that there were apparently two seperate incidents, hence then two citings


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  11. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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  12. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    The Fiji Airways Drua Extended Team:

    Forwards
    - Eroni Mawi, Joeli Veitayaki, Mateo Qolisese, Ratunaisa Navuma, Mesulame Dolokoto, Vugakoto Veremalua, Mosese Ducivaki, Luke Tagi, Alivereti Rabukawaqa, Tevita Naqali, Peni Naulago, Albert Tuisue, Mosese Voka, Johnny Dyer Jone Navori, Filimoni Seru, Eremasi Radrodro, Peni Raidre.

    Backs - Serupepeli Vularika, Frank Lomani, Peni Matawalu, Alivereti Veitokani, Jone Manu, Cyril Reece, Jona Sawailau, Poasa Waqanibau, Apisalome Vota, Asesela Atunaisa, Avete Daveta, Levani Kurumudu, Aporosa Tabulawaki, Apisalome Waqatabu, Enele Malele.

    Shad
    ow Players – Atunaisa Maiono, Seru Cakobau, Penijamini Makutu, Samuela Saqiwa, Sailosi Dawai, Elia Canakaivata, Aisea Natoga, Veramu Dikidikilati, Peni Vukayawa, Apenisa Deve, Joseva Turuva, Asesela Ratudamu.

    Read more at:
    http://fijilive.com/sports/rugby/news/2018/08/fiji-drua-squad-named-for-nrc/39468.Fijilive
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  13. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    So I reckon that is about a dozen returning guys from last year, plus Albert Tuisue who played for the Rams last year.

    Key returnees are Moses Voka (backrow), Peni Raidre (No 8), Ratu Navumu (hooker) and Frank Lomani (scrumhalf) all of whom I thought were excellent last year. Prop Veitayaki, lock/backrower Seru, fullback Waqatabu and centre Reece all key squaddies too.

    Really missing centres skipper John Stewart and Eroni Sau, wing Apeta Daveta and the mecurial Peceli Nacebe but still a bloody strong squad.
  14. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Are Apeta Daveta (above) and Aveta Daveta (squad member) one and the same?
  15. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    bloody good question. It very well could be. I hope so because he was another wonderful player to watch
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  16. Rugbynutter39 Peter Sullivan (51)

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    I am not sure people realise that this time round Fiji players playing in nrc have more to play for as they could be playing for a contract to join the Fiji pro side anticipated to be part of wsr next year!




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  17. Jerry West Sydney Middleton (9)

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    There is probably only be a handful of spots remaining in the top squad with the majority coming from France & UK. Forwards in particular may find a spot with a big NRC campaign
  18. Warpath Bill Watson (15)

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    yeah its the same Daveta, i think another big name we lost apart from Nacebe and Sau is flanker Samu Saqiwa, iwas shocked he along with Voka didn't secure atleast a short-term super rugby contract with an aussie side, only 2 made it (Kali Tawake, 2 games for Waratahs and Frank Lomani, named in the extended squad for Rebels)
  19. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Lomani put in another very impressive game at No 9. Must have about the best long pass of any No 9s going round. A worthy MOTM performance v the Rising.
  20. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    These guys have gotta be favourite for the toast rack this year. Masterclass of keeping the ball alive!

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