Nasiga Leads War­riors

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Tele­com Fijian War­riors head coach Senirusi Seru­vakula says the onus is on se­nior play­ers to play the lead role dur­ing the 2016 Amer­i­cas Pa­cific Chal­lenge in Uruguay next week. Vet­eran Nadroga cap­tain Ru­peni Nasiga will cap­tain the team as­sisted by Eroni Va­si­teri, Ne­mani Na­gusa,Ere­masi Radro­dro and Henry Se­niloli. “Nasiga comes in with a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence hav­ing played for provin­cial cham­pion Nadroga and also as a for­mer Fly­ing Fi­jians,” Seru­vakula said. “We have faith in him that he will be able to de­liver. “The boys have a lot of re­spect for him in camp and dur­ing train­ing and Va­si­teri, Na­gusa, Radro­dro and Se­niloli will def­i­nitely pro­vide a good as­sist. “Na­gusa, as a for­mer War­riors cap­tain, will def­i­nitely be an added boost as he will lead the pack along­side Radro­dro while Se­niloli will be in charge of the back­line.” The War­riors will be hosted at a farewell ser­vice at the Wes­ley Church (Butt Street) to­day be­fore leav­ing for Nadi. They will fly to Uruguay to­mor­row. The team com­pleted their prepa­ra­tion and Seru­vakula is adamant of a pos­i­tive re­sult. “We have been work­ing hard on our game pat­tern and strate­gies and we look for­ward to play some high in­ten­sity game,” Seru­vakula said. The team play USA Se­lect on Oc­to­ber 9 at 5:30pm, Samoa A on Oc­to­ber 13 at 3:30pm and Ar­gentina XV on Oc­to­ber 17 at 7:30pm. Edited by Osea Bola

Tele­com Fijian War­riors at Buck­hurst Park. Stand­ing: (from left) Joeli Veitayaki, Isikea Macu, Vasikali Mudu, Peni Naulago, Ru­peni Nasiga, Sakuisa Ga­vidi, Ifer­eimi Tovilevu, coach Senirusi Seru­vakula, Kali­vati Tawake, Ne­mani Na­gusa, Sere­maia Nau­reure, Si­tiveni Ku­naga, Eroni Va­si­teri, Henry Se­niloli. Mid­dle: Sekon­aia Nadruku, Me­su­lame Ku­navula, Sio Dick­in­son (Physio), Jone­tani Waqa (As­sis­tant Coach), Joeli Tubu (Man­ager), Mack Cam­mock (Strength and con­di­tion­ing coach), Iliesa Leca, Lepani Raiyala. Sec­ond row: Mos­ese Du­ci­vaki, Me­sake Doge, Alif­er­eti Veitokani, Robert De­lai. Front: Fredrick Dyer, Ilimeleki Lailoma and Apete Daveta. Photo: Vil­imoni Va­ganalau

Tele­com Fijian War­riors train­ing at the Buck­hurst Park yes­ter­day. Photo: Vil­imoni Va­ganalau

Tele­com Fijian War­riors train­ing yes­ter­day. Photo: Vil­imoni Va­ganalau

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