35 member RWC squad named
14 July, 2011
|(L-R) Flying Fijians captain Deacon Manu and head coach Sam Domoni. |
Flying Fijians head coach Sam Domoni has today named a 35 member Rugby World Cup squad ahead of next week’s All Blacks Test and the Punjas Test Series against Tonga in August.
The players named in the squad are:
Campese Ma’afu, Sunia Koto, Deacon Manu (capt), Ifereimi Rawaqa, Sekonaia Kalou, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Akapusi Qera, Sisa Koyamaibole, Vitori Buatava, Seremaia Bai, Napolioni Nalaga, Ravai Fatiaki, Albert Vulivuli, Vereniki Goneva, Iliesa Keresoni, Setefano Somoca, Viliame Veikoso, Rupeni Nasiga, Sakiusa Matadigo, Nemia Ranuku, Kini Murimurivalu, Timoci Nagusa, Netani Talei, Waisea Nailago, Adriu Delai, Nicky Little, Leone Nakarawa, Wame Lewaravu, Penijamini Makutu, Gabiriele Lovobalavu, Talemaitoga Tuapati, Ilikena Bolakoro, Malakai Ravulo, Waisea Luveniyali, Waisele Vatuvoka
Two other players – Asaeli Boko and Metuisela Talebula – are also attached to the squad.
The naming of the 24 member squad to play the All Blacks in Dunedin next Friday in Dunedin is delayed and pending the outcome of the judicial proceedings into the red cards and citing of three Fijian players - Sisa Koyamaibole, Seru Rabeni and Waisea Luveniyali - in yesterday’s 24-13 loss to Japan.
It is understood a decision on any suspensions for the aforementioned players will be forthcoming from the IRB appointed Judicial Officer by mid-day tomorrow (Friday, 15 June).