Fiji Schoolboys squad for NZ tour named

September 23, 2022 4:54 pm

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Players from nine schools have made the final 27-member Fiji Schoolboys Under-18 rugby side for the New Zealand tour early next month.

Students from Natabua High School, Suva Grammar School, Ratu Kadavulevu School, Marist Brothers High School, Nasinu Secondary School, Cuvu College, Ratu Navula College and William Cross College have made the cut.

Head Coach Masi Saqanavere says the selection of players has been ongoing from the Skipper under 19 and the Deans Competition at the different zones which is a luxury they missed out on for the last two years due to Covid-19.

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The players selected in the extended squad were given an opportunity to declare their availability to represent the Fiji Schoolboys team and the final 27 were selected from those that declared their availability.

The Fijian Under-18 team flies to New Zealand on the 3rd of October.

Meanwhile, the Vodafone Super Deans quarterfinals will be held at the HFC Bank Stadium, Buckhurst and Bidesi Parks tomorrow starting at 8:40am.

All the Under-18 quarter-finals will air LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FBC Sports HD channel.

Fiji Schoolboys:

Loosehead Prop
Sailasa Musudroka
Eroni Sarasau
Samisoni Naivalu

Iowane Vakadrigi
Josua Uluibau
Sylvester Maafu

Tighthead Prop
Izzy Hesaia
Joseva O’Connor

Pasikali Naevo
Malakai Masi

Saimoni Turagalailai
Sakenasa Senivono
Ebinizer Navula
Saimoni Qaranivalu

Number 8
Peter Rinakama
Philip Baselala
Natava Saukuru

First Five
Sikeli Rabitu
Tevita Sovau

Simeli Tuiteci
Sairusi Masi

Akuila Qoro
Tuimasi Tuitatava
Sivaniolo Lumelume

Sikeli Basiyalo

Utility Backs
Happy Orsbourne
Manoa Tuburuarua

Match Details:

4th October Fijian Under-18 v Hurricanes
11th October Fijian Under-18 v NZ Barbarians
15th October Fijiana Under-18 v New Zealand Under-18