Fiji name squad for Australia’s NRC

The Fiji Rugby Union have named their extended squad to prepare for the National Rugby Championship (NRC) in Australia after physical and medical tests were conducted last week.

The Senirusi Seruvakula coached side will march into a two-day camp from Monday, 7 August until Wednesday, 9 August, to begin preparations for their first NRC match against Brisbane City on September 2 at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane.


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This is the first year for Fiji to play in the fourth season of Australia’s National Rugby Championship. The nine teams for the 2017 season include three from New South Wales, two from Queensland, and one each from Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Western Australia, and Fiji.

The nine teams compete in a round-robin tournament for the regular season. Each team has four matches at home and four away. The top four teams qualify for the title play-offs with semi-finals and finals.

All players named in the extended squad except those involved in the last Farebrother Challenge are required to meet at the HPU Gym in Suva on Monday, 7 August at 10.30am with the necessary camp and training gear.

Fiji National Rugby Championship squad:
Forwards: Eroni Mawi, Osea Ganilau, Joeli Veitayaki, Mosese Ducivaki, Samuela Newa, Kalivati Tawake, Mosese Gavidi, Samu Suguturaga, Jale Sassen, Apisai Tauyavuna, Timoci Temo, Samu Saqiwa, Jale Railalia, Peni Naulago, Sakiusa Nadruku, Jiuta Takubu, Filimoni Seru, Mosese Voka, Vasikali Mudu, Kelevi Naimasi, Peni Waqa
Backs: Frank Lomani, Seru Cavuilati, Sakiusa Gavidi, Alifereti Veitokani, Peceli Nacebe, Cyril Reece, Eroni Vasiteri, Josateki Turuva, John Stewart, Nemani Talemaitoga, Ifereimi Tovilevu, Apete Daveta, Eroni Sau, Aporosa Tabulawaki, Meli Nakarawa, Apisalome Waqatabu

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