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Plenty of ammunition named in Fijian Latui squad 

A talented blend of youth and experience has been named in the 33 man Fijian Latui squad to contest the inaugural Global Rapid Rugby competition commencing on March 14 in Suva. 

Following two months of pre-season training Head Coach Senirusi Seruvakula said the quality of talent to select from provided strong competition for positions in the final squad.  

 “Following the DTE block and a couple of trial scrimmages, we have and a couple of trial scrimmages, we have managed to chop the squad to a formidable number”. 

“The decision to select the best was tough which shows the competition we have within the group” he said. 

With of plenty of international experience within the ranks including Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Joeli Veitayaki, Eremasi Radrodro, Serupepeli Vularika and up and comers Tevita Ikanivere and Jiuta Wainiqolo, the Latui is set to thrill fans the world over once they run onto field. 

“The elite players have played at a highly competitive level and will guide the younger players during our campaign” Seruvakula said. 

Two further names are yet to be announced, with the final spots expected to be filled in the coming days. 

In addition to the main squad of 33, 16 players will be retained as training partners for the campaign, to further develop the depth of talent and compensate during the World Rugby Pacific Challenge, when a number of players will take the field for the Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors. 

The Fijian Latui moves into camp on Wednesday in preparation of their season opener against China Lions on the 14th of March as part of Pacific Challenge at ANZ Stadium in Suva. 

Fijian Latui squad for 2020 GRR season ** 3 players to be announced.

Forwards: 

Joeli Veitayaki – Naitasiri

Timoci Sauvoli – Nadroga

Livai Natave – Suva

Penijamini Makutu – Suva 

Mateo Qolisese – Suva

Jone Koroi – Nadroga

Ratunaisa Navuma – Nadroga

Tevita Ikanivere – Suva

Manoa Mocelutu – Namosi

Epeli Radaniva – Lautoka

Chris Minimbi – Naitasiri

Soro Tuifagalele  – Suva

Sailasa Kerekere – Nadroga

Eremasi Radrodro  – Nadroga

Filimoni Seru – Suva

Elia Canakaivata – Suva

Raikabula Momodonu – Nadi

Backs: 

Simione Kuruvoli – Suva

Aminiasi Natoga  – Namosi

Leone Nawai – Suva

Caleb Muntz  – Fijian Drua

Serupepeli Vularika – Namosi

Cyril Reece – Namosi

Apisalome Vota – Suva

John Stewart – Suva

Jiuta Wainiqolo – Suva

Nacanieli Narekuva  – Nadroga

Epeli Momo – Namosi

Meli Nakarawa – Namosi

Jone Manu – Suva 

Osea Waqa – Nadi

Training Partners: 

Immanuel Naciva – Naitasiri

Apisai Vatubuli – Fijian Drua

Joseva Nasaroa – Suva

Necani Nawaqadau – Naitasiri

Eparama Luvata – Namosi

Kini Douglas – Naitasiri

Lepani Raiyala – Namosi

Lolohea Loco – Melbourne Rising

Josateki Deigei – Namosi

Joseva Kurucuva – Nadroga

DTE Squad 

Enele Malele – Suva

Sakiusa Nakalevu – Nadroga

Tuidraki Samusamuvodre – Naitasiri

Levani – Kurumudu – Suva

All players are requested to contact Fijian Latui Team Manager Peceli Derederenelagi with any queries.

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