10 changes in Fijiana XVs to face Tonga tonight

10 changes in Fijiana XVs to face Tonga tonight

By Mosese Raqio , Abigail Sorovi
Tuesday 30/05/2023
[Photo: Fiji Rugby]

The Vodafone Fijiana XVs side to take on Tonga tonight in the Oceania Women's Championships in Gold Coast has been named with coach Inoke Male making 10 changes.

The changes made have seen Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua captain Bitila Tawake moving back to her usual prop position after playing at number 8 last week against PNG and will pair up with Brumbies prop Iris Verebalavu who will start at loosehead prop.

Locks Nunia Delaimoala has forced her way into the starting lineup and will pair up with Mereoni Nakesa shifting Asinate Serevi to the bench.

Sereima Leweniqila will make her return to number 8 and will also Captain the side after missing out on last week’s match.

Kolora Lomani will start at halfback and will form the halves pair with Jeniffer Ravutia while Vani Arei will pair with Ana Naimasi at the centres.

Luisa Tisolo will move from flyhalf to start on the wing.

On the bench, Evivi Senikarivi will be coming off as the replacement halfback.

The Fijiana XV to take on Tonga are:

Iris Verebalavu, Keleni Marawa, Bitila Tawake, Mereoni Nakesa, Nunia Delaimoala, Fulori Nabura, Raijeli Daveua, Sereima Leweniqila ©, Kolora Lomani, Jennifer Ravutia, Adita Milinia, Vani Arei, Ana Naimasi, Luisa Tisolo and Reapi Uluinasau.

The impact players are:

Litia Marama, Bulou Vasuturaga, Karalaini Naisewa, Asinate Serevi, Doreen Narokete, Evivi Senikarivi, Wainikiti Vosadrau and Raijeli Laqeretabua.

The Fijiana XV will play Tonga at 9.30pm.

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