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Line-ups for Fiji v Tonga promise fireworks!

Levani Botia. Charles Piutau. Josua Tuisova. Malakai Fekitoa. Jiuta Wainiqolo. Vaea Fifta. Semi Radradra off the bench. Take a look at just a few of the names for Fiji v Tonga this Saturday and it’ll have you ever wheezing.

The star high quality leaps off the web page. However with the Fijian Rugby Union anticipating 15,000 followers at Churchill Park in Lautoka for the Punjas Pacific Battle conflict with Pacific foes Tonga, it is going to be a full-blooded contest if nothing else. For rivals of their respective Rugby World Cup swimming pools, this will probably be a very good alternative to see the place these groups are after time collectively in camp.

Associated: Rugby World Cup warm-ups

Fiji have 4 debutants, with three Fijian Drua stars – Caleb Muntz, Selestino Ravutaumada and Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta – within the combine for the primary time.

As Fiji boss Simon Raiwalui mentioned: “It’s a really robust workforce with a combination of skilled and younger gamers. Congratulations to the gamers who will earn their first cap for Flying Fijians. They’ve labored arduous to earn these spots and all they should do is go on Saturday and put up an incredible present.”

For Tonga, it’s extra of the (lately) acquainted.

As Tonga boss Toutai Kefu mentioned: “It’s going to be powerful and bodily. Fiji will probably be on fireplace and we simply have to show up and do what we now have been practising. Now we have named a workforce we consider can do the job.”

Groups for Fiji v Tonga

Fiji: Sireli Maqala; Jiuta Wainiqolo, Waisea Nayacalevu (c), Josua Tuisova, Selestino Ravutaumada; Caleb Muntz, Frank Lomani; Peni Ravai, Sam Matavesi, Mesake Doge, Isoa Nasilasila, Temo Mayanavanua, Lekima Tagitagivalu, Levani Botia, Albert Tuisue.

Replacements: Tevita Ikanivere, Eroni Mawi, Luke Tagi, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Viliame Mata, Peni Matawalu, Ben Volavola, Semi Radradra.

Tonga: Charles Piutau; Fantastic Inisi, Afusipa Taumoepeau, Malakai Fekitoa, , Solomone Kata; Otumaka Mausia, Sonatane Takulua (c); Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, Siua Maile, Ben Tameifuna, Halaleva Fifita, Samiuela Lousi, Tanginoa Halaifonua, Solomone Funaki, Vaea Fifita.

Replacements: Samiuela Moli, Feao Fotuaika, Tau Koloamatangi, Sione Vailanu, Manu Paea, Patrick Pellegrini, Kyren Taumoefolau.

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