Fiji Rugby announces RWC squad
20 August, 2011
Fiji Rugby Union today announced its 30 man Flying Fijians squad to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. While the squad is dominated by players playing overseas there are nine local based players included in the squad including Army and Suva lock forward, Leone Nakarawa.
Nakarawa’s inclusion comes after his resignation from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces earlier this week which paves the way for his travel to New Zealand. The New Zealand Government has been unwilling to waive its travel ban on Fiji Military personnel.
Other local based players included in the squad include Nadroga locks Rupeni Nasiga and Sekonaia Kalou, former Clermont player Napolioni Nalaga, props Setefano Somoca and Waisea Daveta, Nadi hooker Viliame Veikoso, Tailevu scrumhalf Nemia Ranuku and Naitasiri centre Ravai Fatiaki.
The squad will be captained by Wales based Deacon Manu.
1. Campese Ma’afu, 2. Deacon Manu, 3. Setefano Somoca, 4. Waisea Daveta, 5. Viliame Veikoso, 6. Tuapati Talemaitoga, 7. Sunia Koto, 8. Sekonaia Kalou, 9. Leone Nakarawa, 10. Wame Lewaravu, 11. Rupeni Nasiga, 12. Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 13. Sisa Koyamaibole, 14. Akapusi Qera, 15. Netani Talei, 16. Masi Matadigo, 17. Malakai Ravulo, 18. Nemia Ranuku, 19. Vitori Buatava, 20. Waisea Luveniyali, 21. Seremaia Baikeinuku, 22. Nicky Little, 23. Albert Vulivuli, 24. Gabirieli Lovobalavu, 25. Ravai Fatiaki, 26. Vereniki Goneva, 27. Napolioni Nalaga, 28. Michael Tagicakibau, 29. Kini Murimurivalu, 30. Iliesa Keresoni