The Flying Fijians Head Coach John McKee has announced the Flying Fijians Team to play a warm-up match against Canada on Sunday 6 September at The Stoop in Twickenham in the United Kingdom.
1. CAMPESE MAAFU
2. SUNIA KOTO
3. MANASA SAULO
4. LEONE NAKARAWA
5. APISALOME RATUNIYARAWA
6. DOMINIKO WAQANIBUROTU
7. AKAPUSI QERA (CAPTAIN)
8. SAKIUSA MASI MATADIGO
9. NIKOLA MATAWALU
10. BEN VOLAVOLA
11. NEMANI NADOLO
12. GABIRIELI LOVOBALAVU
13. VERENIKI GONEVA
14. ASAELI TIKOIROTUMA
15. METUISELA TALEBULA
16. VILIAME VEIKOSO
17. PENI RAVAI
18. LEEROY ATALIFO
19. TEVITA CAVUBATI
20. NETANI TALEI
21. NEMIA KENATALE
22. JOSHUA MATAVESI
23. KINI MURIMURIVALU
“The match against Canada is very important in our build up towards RWC2015,” Coach McKee said.
“This game will enable us to put in place our Game Plan worked on in camp in Fiji and here at Aldershot.
“The camp here at Aldershot has gone really well,” McKee added.
“Yesterday (Thursday) was a big day with two field sessions and the players have bounced back well today bringing plenty of energy to the training.
“I am looking for a disciplined performance against Canada.
“In the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup our penalty count was too high. In Sunday’s match the players must be very disciplined not to give away penalties for offside and in the ruck area, ” McKee stressed.
“It was great to see a good crowd of Fiji supporters at our training yesterday (Thursday). I hope plenty of our supporters here in the UK take the opportunity to see the Flying Fijians in action against Canada at the ‘Stoop’ on Sunday,” McKee said.
The game will be live-streamed to Fiji; local time will be 1.30am on Monday 7th September. The link for the live webcast is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN_6BSr6yDA.
Also this afternoon Fiji Rugby announced the winners of the Fiji v Canada mascot competition.
Brothers Neorinavo and Luke Rusaqoli, aged 13 and 7 years old, have won the competition to Mascot the Flying Fijian’s by leading the team onto the pitch for the Test match vs. Canada at The Stoop this Sunday.
A rugby skills session will also take place before the game on Sunday. All those interested in participating will need to meet at Gate 3 of The Stoop at 1.00pm for registration.
Tickets are still available from Harlequins on Ph: 020 8410 6041 or www.quins.co.uk or the Ticket office at The Stoop from midday on Sunday. Children only £5, Adults only £15. (End/s)