Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Coach John Mckee has named a strong team to take on Manu Samoa in the final round of the Pacific Nations Cup on Saturday.

Vereniki Goneva will start on the wings as the the 35-year-old is back from injury and has been given the nod to start in his first match this season.

Coach McKee says Goneva is a very experienced player and a role model for others in the team.

Alongside him, Setareki Tuicuvu will make his second appearance for the Flying Fijians after earning his first cap against France in November last year.

McKee has named an experienced front-row led by hooker Sam Matavesi and Props Campese Ma’afu and Peni Ravai. Tevita Cavubati returns to the starting line-up and will partner with Leone Nakarawa at locks. Skipper Dominiko Waqaniburotu will be on the flanks together with Semi Kunatani. Viliame Mata retains his position at number eight. Half-Back Frank Lomani and Fly-half Ben Volavola start after missing the Canada match up last week.

McKee will test a new combinations in the mid-field patterning Levani Botia and Semi Radradra in the centres.

The Fiji Airways Flying Fijians face Manu Samoa at 7.15pm at ANZ Stadium this Saturday.

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