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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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The Fiji Rugby Union has today confirmed the appointment of Senirusi Seruvakula as the Head Coach for the team that will represent Fiji at the National Rugby Championship.

Seruvakula comes to the position with wide knowledge and experience following three successful years as the Telecom Fiji Warriors Coach. His qualifications include being a Level 3 World Rugby Accredited Coach, IRB Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Accredited Coach and is currently in the process of completing the Australian Rugby Union Level 3 Coaching Course.
 

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Frank Row (1)
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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James Horwill (77)
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They've named their team after a canoe!

The Fijian Drua team.

fiji-drua-canoe-photo-steve-hooperx600.jpg


http://www.fijirugby.com/latest-news/fru-reveals-fiji-nrc-official-name-and-kit/
 

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Billy Sheehan (19)
That's a pretty sick canoe.

I'm excited for this team, hoping they'll be my no.2.

Don't know any of the players though, can someone more informed tell me how they think they'll go?

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
 

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Billy Sheehan (19)
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.
 

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Billy Sheehan (19)
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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Seven players from the test match squad, they won't be an easy team to beat
 

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Billy Sheehan (19)
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..
 

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Steve Williams (59)
I think World Rugby and Fiji Government would be pretty pleased so far with their investment in Fiji Drua's participation in the NRC.
 

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Bob Loudon (25)
I think World Rugby and Fiji Government would be pretty pleased so far with their investment in Fiji Drua's participation in the NRC.

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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