Botitu expected to pair up with Botia

July 12, 2022 12:40 pm

Olympic gold medalist Filimoni Botitu is expected to start alongside Captain Levani Botia in the midfield when the Vodafone Flying Fijians take on Manu Samoa in the last match of the Pacific Nations Cup.

During their training in Nadi today, Coach Vern Cotter hinted at some key changes for the upcoming match.
Cotter says he is hoping to inject power and pace into the midfield.

“Botia’s first position is in the midfield, he’s been training in the midfield with us this week we got other combinations we’re looking at, Vilimoni Botitu plays in the midfield as well that’s his preferred position he came at fullback for us, we’ve got a few decisions to make over the next couple of days.”

With Teti Tela back in Australia to welcome his newborn baby, Ben Volavola is expected to start at fly-half.

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Cotter will announce his 23-member team on Thursday.

Fiji will play Samoa at 3.30pm at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

In the first game at 12pm Tonga takes on Australia A.

You can watch both games LIVE on FBC Sports channel.