Fiji chief John McKee has named a powerful team to face Samoa in their second clash of the 2017 Pacific Nations Cup at Apia Stadium this Saturday.
Preparations for the team to defend their title have been going well and McKee says that they expect a very tough challenge on Saturday.
“With the PNC up for grabs and Samoa desperate to qualify for RWC in this series we expect a very tough challenge on Saturday,” he said.
“We are very determined to defend the PNC title which we have held since 2015.”
Fiji: 15 Timoci Nagusa, 14 Vereniki Goneva, 13 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 12 Jale Vatubua, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Henry Seniloli, 8 Nemani Nagusa, 7 Akapusi Qera (c), 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Tevita Cavubati, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 1 Campese Maáfu
Replacements: 16 Sunia Koto, 17 Joeli Veitayaki, 18 Kalivati Tawake, 19 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, 20 Viliame Mata, 21 Frank Lomani, 22 Eroni Vasiteri, 23 Josua Tuisova
Date: Saturday, July 15
Venue: Apia Park, Samoa
Kick-Off: 14:00 local (01:00 GMT)
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Marius Mitrea (Italy), Nick Briant (New Zealand)