Semi Radradra Leads Fiji Squad Against Samoa in Captaincy Role
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Semi Radradra Leads Fiji Squad Against Samoa in Captaincy Role

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As the Pacific Nations Cup approaches, the Fiji Water Flying Fijians, under the leadership of coach Simon Raiwalui, gear up for a compelling showdown against Samoa. With the captaincy handed to centre Semi Radradra, the team is determined to make their mark on the tournament. Five new caps, including Meli Derenalagi, Vilive Miramira, Iosefo Masi, and Ilaisa Droasese, are set to make their debuts in the starting lineup, accompanied by the exciting talent of Joseva Tamani coming off the bench. On the other side, Samoa introduces ex-All Black Steve Luatua, strengthening their already powerful back row, alongside experienced players Jack Lam and Fritz Lee, who takes on the role of captain.

The match is set to be an intense battle, with Samoa’s ex-Wallaby Christian Leali’afano retaining the No. 10 shirt following his impressive performance against Japan. The bench also boasts potential first-caps for ex-USA front-row forward Titi Lamositele and hooker Sama Malolo, adding depth and excitement to the lineup.

Radradra, excited to lead his country, expressed his gratitude for the trust placed in him by the coaching staff. The team is ready to face the challenges posed by the Pacific Islanders, having diligently prepared for the encounter. Radradra, having played alongside Iosefo Masi in 7s, is eager to see their hard work come to fruition.

With a new front row comprising Eroni Mawi, Tevita Ikanivere, and Luke Tagi, and Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta partnering with Isoa Nasilasila in the lock position, the Flying Fijians are determined to give their all on the field. Anticipation builds as fans await this thrilling clash in the Pacific Nations Cup, where both teams are vying for supremacy and the chance to shine in the rugby arena.

1. Eroni Mawi
2. Tevita Ikanivere
3. Luke Tagi
4. Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta
5. Isoa Nasilasila
6. Meli Derenalagi *
7. Vilive Miramira *
8. Viliame Mata
9. Simione Kuruvoli
10. Caleb Muntz
11. Kalaveti Ravouvou
12. Semi Radradra {c}
13. Iosefo Masi *
14. Selestino Ravutaumada
15. Ilaisa Droasese*

16. Zuriel Togiatama
17. Peni Ravai
18. Samu Tawake
19. Joseva Tamani*
20. Kitione Kamikamica
21. Peni Matawalu
22. Vilimoni Botitu
23. Josua Tuisova

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