Tawake named in Chiefs squad

November 28, 2023 12:37 pm

Bitila Tawake [File Photo]

Former Fijiana Drua skipper Bitila Tawake has been named in the Chiefs Manawa squad for the 2024 Super Rugby Aupiki competition.

Tawake led the Drua to a historic victory in their inaugural season in the Super W competition in 2022.

She will pack down in the forwards alongside Fiji-born Black Ferns prop Tanya Kalounivale.

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Chiefs coach Crystal Kaua says she has selected a team that by nature plays to their DNA – brutal and beautiful.

She says every player brings their unique piece to the team’s puzzle and there will be no lack of edge and weekly selection will be tough.