Flying Fijians make 8 changes for clash against Samoa

Flying Fijians make 8 changes for clash against Samoa

By Rusiate Baleilevuka
Thursday 14/07/2022
[Image: Pita's Pictures]

Vodafone Flying Fijians coach Vern Cotter has made eight changes to his side to face Manu Samoa in their final Pacific Nations Cup this weekend.

Saracens prop, Eroni Mawi, Sam Matavesi and Manasa Saulo will make up the front row.

Tevita Ratuva will pair up with Apisalome Ratuniyarawa at locks.

The back-row will see Isoa Nasilasila making his first start at flanker with Rusiate Nasove at number 7 and Albert Tuisue at number eight.

Ben Volavola will start at flyhalf while captain Waisea Nayacalevu and Vilimoni Botitu will form the midfield combination.

Vinaya Habosi, Jiuta Wainiqolo and Setareki Tuicuvu are the back three.

Fiji will take on Samoa at 3.30pm on Saturday at Churchill Park while Tonga will face Australia A at 12pm.

Flying Fijians Lineup:

1.Eroni Mawi

2:Sam Matavesi

3.Manasa Saulo

4.Apisalome Ratuniyarawa

5.Tevita Ratuva

6.Isoa Nasilasila

7.Rusiate Nasove

8.Albert Tuisue

9.Frank Lomani

10.Ben Volavola

11.Vinaya Habosi

12.Vilimoni Botitu

13.Waisea Nayacalevu

14.Jiuta Wainiqolo

15.Setareki Tuicuvu


16.Tevita Ikanivere

17.Haereiti Hetet

18.Luke Tagi

19.Temo Mayanavanua

20.Kitione Kamikamica

21.Peni Matawalu

22.Setareki Tamanivalu

23.Josua Tuisova


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