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Tagabale gets slotted into the match-day squad as Fijiana Drua prepares for an important showdown against Western Force

Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua Coach Inoke Male has made some significant changes in his match-day squad for the match against the Western Force tomorrow.

Asinate Serevi returns to the 23-member squad and will be on the bench together with  Unaisi Tagabale who will make her potential debut after joining the team earlier this week as injury cover for star winger Vitalina Naikore who is out for the season.

Coach Male said, “We are tightening up the loose ends as we need a lot of work for this week.”

“The players have recovered well from last week, and we are expecting a good result tomorrow”, he said.

Skipper Bitila Tawake moves to tight-head prop and pairs with Joma Rubuti while Litia Marama returns to start at hooker.

Jade Coates returns to the starting 15 and will pair up with Mereoni Nakesa at locks
Nunia Uluikadavu will be on the blindside flank pairing with Sulita Waisega at openside.

Karalaini Naisewa starts at number 8 in place of Doreen Narokete who is recovering from an injury.

Setaita Railumu comes back at the half-backs position after missing out in last week’s battle due to a head injury while Ani Mei will feature at number 10.

Adita Milinia and Laisani Moceisawana are on the wings. Alycia Namosimalua gets her first start at Outside Centre, she pairs up with Merewai Cumu.

Lavenia Tinai retains the number 15 jersey.

The Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua faces Western Force at 7.05pm (FJT) at McGillivray Oval, Australia.

Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua V Western Force Squad: 

1 – Joma Rubuti
2 – Litia Marama
3- Bitila Tawake
4- Jade Coates
5- Mereoni Nakesa
6- Nunia Uluinakadavu
7- Sulita Waisega
8- Karalaini Naisewa
9- Setaita Railumu
10- Ani Mei
11- Adita Milinia
12- Merewai Cumu
13- Alycia Namosimalua
14- Laisani Moceisawana
15- Lavenia Tinai

16- Keleni Marawa
17- Makereta Tunidau
18- Ana Korovata
19- Asinate Serevi
20- Adi Fulori Nabura
21- Livia Naidei
22- Wainikiti Vosadrau
23- Unaisi Tagabale.

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