McKee names final squad for PNC
July 1, 2017 12:14 am
Vodafone Flying Fijians Head Coach, John McKee has dropped stylish playmaker Nikola Matawalu for the 2017 Pacific Nations Cup and 2019 Rugby World Cup Qualifier.
Coach John Mckee says Henry Seniloli and Serupepeli Vularika have impressed him throughout the June Test which resulted from Matawalu not included in the final squad.
“We have made a decision to just go with two half backs and over the June Test series Henry and Seru were quickly delivering the ball from the rucks and fast play which suit our style of play better.”
McKee says he as the full confidence to the players who have selected to be at their absolute best in the two test matches of the PNC.
The team will depart our shores next Tuesday to play Tonga on Saturday in Nukualofa and faces Samoa the following week in Apia.
Final 28 member Squad
Campese Maáfu, Peni Ravai, Joeli Veitayaki, Manasa Saulo, Kalivati Tawake, Sunia Koto, Tuapati Talemaitoga, Leone Nakarawa, Tevita Cavubati, Api Ratuniyarawa, Viliame Mata, Nemani Nagusa, Akapusi Qera, Mosese Voka, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Peceli Yato, Serupepeli Vularika, Henry Seniloli, Ben Volavola, Jale Vatubua, Eroni Vasiteri, Vereniki Goneva, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Josua Tuisova, Patrick Osborne, Timoci Nagusa, John Stewart, Benito Masilevu.