Lomani and Tela return for Moana Pasifika clash

Lomani and Tela return for Moana Pasifika clash

By Mosese Raqio
Thursday 25/05/2023

Flying Fijians Prop Mesake Doge will be making his first start for the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua as they take on the Moana Pasifika in their Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific round 13 clash this weekend.

Doge has earned his start after an impressive performance in his debut game against the Waratahs last week after coming off the bench.

The lineup will also see the return of halfback Frank Lomani and flyhalf Teti Tela to the starting 15 with Eroni Sau starting on the left wing.

Prop Samuela Tawake returns to the match day 23 squad after recovering from an injury and will be on the bench.

Kemu Valetini will also be on the bench this weekend after missing last week’s game.

The Fijian Drua will be hunting for a bonus point victory this weekend to keep their hopes of making the playoffs alive.

The Fijian Drua will take on Moana Pasifika at 2.05pm Saturday in Lautoka.

The Fijian Drua starting lineup are:

Haereti Hetet, Tevita Ikanivere, Mesake Doge, Isoa Nasilasila, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Joseva Tamani, Vilive Miramira, Meli Derenalagi (c), Frank Lomani, Teti Tela, Eroni Sau, Kalaveti Ravouvou, Iosefo Masi, Selestino Ravutaumada and Ilaisa Droasese.

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