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Squads named for second Fiji Origin clash

The coaches of the Western State Maroons and Eastern State Blues Men’s teams have both named their squad for next Friday’s second Perrus Fiji Origin clash at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

Eastern State coach, Vulaono Dakuitoga, has retained the same squad that won the series opener last month at ANZ Stadium in Suva, whilst Vela Tawake has made a number of changes for his team’s must win game at home.

The Eastern State Blues won the opening match 10 – 8 and currently lead the series 1 – 0. The Blues are also the current Tanoa Trophy holders after winning the last series back in 1998.

Western State Maroon Team (Men’s):
Tikiko Noke (Ravoravo Rabbitohs), Josaia Ravouvou (Namoli West Tigers), Josaia Raboiliku (Coastline Roos), Jonasa Vuata (Nadi Eels), Savenaca Saukuru (Sabeto Roosters), Maika Serulevu (Ravoravo Rabbitohs), Nasoki Ralulu (Ravoravo Rabbitohs), Meli Nabura (Coastline Roos), Seremaia Tuinoda (Saru Dragons), Kelemedi Waqa (Saru Dragons), Maika Toga (Sabeto Roosters), Josateki Masibalavu (Coastline Roos), Samuel Daveta (Ravoravo Rabbitohs), Samisoni Navatu (Saru Dragons), Ilai Nareki (Coastline Roos), Isaia Vuda (Saru Dragons), Aporosa Nawadranu (Yasawa Saints), Tomasi Vunicagi (Sabeto Roosters), Josefa Lalawa (Ravoravo Rabbitohs), Apolosi Tuiloma (Ravoravo Rabbitohs), Vereti Peceli (Ravoravo Rabbitohs)

Eastern State Blues Team (Men’s):
Epeli Uluinavucu (Nadera Panthers), Apakuki Tavodi (Burenitu Cowboys), Melo (Army), Lekima Vuki (USP Raiders), Penioni Tagitauimua (Nadera Panthers), Komai (Army), Akuila (Makoi Bulldogs), Jegesa (Nabua Broncos), Eparama (Nadera Panthers), Jowasa Drodrolagi (Nabua Broncos), Halves Jason (USP Raiders), Mo Qionimacawa (USP Raiders), Mesake Kurukitoga (Nadera Panthers), Waisele Vesikula, Pio Seci (Nabua Broncos), Inoke (Kinoya Sea Eagles), Josua Camaisala (Burenitu Cowboys), Amini Siga (Nadera Panthers), Ropate Tobe (Army), Pena Leveleve (Nabua Broncos).