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17-year-old Wakeham in Fiji Warriors squad

January 8, 2020 4:58 pm
Seventeen-year-old Janeiro Wakeham

Seventeen-year-old Janeiro Wakeham has been named in the Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors extended squad.

The Suva Grammar School student from Savusavu is part of the Fiji Rugby Union’s Elite Player Pathway program.

He has been named in the Warriors 47-member squad for the 2020 World Rugby Pacific Challenge to be played at Suva’s ANZ Stadium in March.

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The squad consists majority of the Under-20 players who will be challenged to perform at the upper level.

Jiuta Wainiqolo is the lone Flying Fijian in the squad.

The Warriors will be coached by former Flying Fijians skipper Kele Leawere.

Fiji Warriors, Junior Japan, Samoa A and Tonga A will be part of the Pacific Challenge.

The team that records the maximum number of competition points after three rounds will be declared the winner.

Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors Extended squad:

Loose Head Prop
Emosi Tuqiri
Temesi Murivalu
Emanuel Naciva
Meli Tuni

Hookers
Lino Vasuinadi
Manoa Mocelutu
Jone Naqiri

Tight Head Prop
Joseva Nasaroa
Apakuki Naivanawalu
Ilaitia Sela

Locks
Chris Minimbi
Joeli Matalaweru
Isoa Nasilasila
Jeniro Whakeham

Flankers
Anasa Lecavi
Seeto Yabaki
Talatala Tokaibai
Jese Moraviu
Vilive Miramira
Apisai Senileba

No 8
Eparama Sailo
Tiri Shaw
Josateki Tuituba

Half back
Kelepi Mataitoga
Josh Vuta

First Five
Simi Kuruvoli
Jack Volavola

Second Five
Filimoni Savou
Taniela Soqonawasaloa
Michael Ofati

Center
Viliame Qalovi
Alipate Waidilo
Sevuloni Lutu

Wings
Epeli Momo
Kaminieli Rasaku
Taitusi Lilisinu
Anare Waqasaqa
Marika Vularewa
Jiuta Wainiqolo
Veramu Dikidikilati
Nacanieli Narekuva
Jonetani Vasurakauta

Fullback
Vuate Karawalevu
Rusi Kaibau

World Rugby Pacific Challenge Fixtures:
Round 1: 6th March 2020 – ANZ Stadium, Suva
2.30pm Junior Japan V Tonga A
5pm Fiji Warriors V Samoa A

Round 2: 10th March 2020 – ANZ Stadium, Suva
2.30pm Samoa A V Junior Japan
5pm Fiji Warriors V Tonga A

Round 3: 14th March 2020 – ANZ Stadium, Suva
1pm Tonga A V Samoa A
3.30pm Fiji Warriors V Junior Japan

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