The Vodafone Fiji Under-20 Coach – Kele Leawere, has named a strong 23-member squad, for their opening match against New Zealand at the Under-20 Oceania Championship, in Gold Coast, Australia tonight.
Leawere has put in an experienced ‘run on’ side, consisting of eight players who won the ‘World Rugby Pacific Challenge’, with the Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors, last month.
These players include skipper and hooker – Tevita Ikanivere, props – Livai Natave and Joseva Nasaroa, flanker – Alivereti Loaloa, half back – Simione Kuruvoli, fly half – Caleb Muntz, centre – Veresa Romototabua, and full back – Osea Waqa.
Coach – Kele Leawere said, with the sheer determination and commitment shown by all the players in the squad, it was tough to select the best players for the match against New Zealand.
Leawere said the players are in high spirits, and have done a lot of hard work, ahead of the Under-20 Oceania Championship back in Fiji.