Union 4 for League test4/20/2010
Four rugby league players participating in the Digicel Cup competition will be part of the Fiji National Rugby League elite squad that will have their fitness test tomorrow.
Penaia Tuqiri and Kaliova Nauqe are playing in the Navosa team whilst Sevanaia Koroi and Nemani Suguturaga are members of the Suva team.
FNRL development officer and former Bati head coach, Joe Rabele said they cannot close doors on selection from players that have joined the union because their season have not started.
“The door is still open on them but we just want to see where their commitment lies.”
Rabele revealed the fitness test would help them gauge the players’ fitness level before they prepare for an upcoming tour to Samoa next month.
“We will be travelling to Samoa next month and this is why we have named the elite squad.”
FNRL received an invitation from Samoa Rugby league to be part of their Independence Day celebration on June 1.
“Core of the squad is made up of players that have played for the Fiji Bati and we want to gauge their fitness.”
Rabele added they have seen that some players join Union to try and improve their fitness level before the league season begins and this was a reason they have renamed the four in their elite squad.
Meanwhile, he added since some of the players have had contracts to overseas clubs they would only rely on the available players before they name 20 players to tour Samoa. Rabele said they hope to name the team after their second week of club competition which would begin next weekend. The following players are requested to report to FNRL Office 57 Richards Rd on Wednesday at 9am for fitness test. Contact FNRL Office 3319003 or Joe Rabele 9467466, Sale Tubuna. Aporosa, Jerry Nawakamudu,Apakuki Mate,Penaia Tuqiri,Etuate Tagicakibau ,Alipate Tani,Nemani Suguturaga,Etuate gusuivalu,Iliesa Bolatiki,Kaliova Nauqe,Jone Saukuru,Meli Kunadrau, Ledua Volau,Kini Nauvesi,Osea Dauleca,Malakai Tuiloa, Jone Koroi,Amena Soko,Seveania Koroi,Fero Tabakisuva,Metui Tawake,Jese Tiko,Jope Tuivanuavou,Jerry Masi,Poasa Ravea,Joe Vueti,Osea Saukitoga,Eliki Ledua,Jone Wesele,Osea Sadrau,Filipo Talei,Etika Rokobuli, Epeli Soro,Eroni Dolodai,Semi Cakau,Sitiveni Logivau,Samu Biu, Akuila Senibici,Lasaro Turagadrau,Ilaisa Nadravuki,Uraia Ledua,Sitiveni Logaivau,Maika Navuni, Akapusi voliti,Lasaro Turagadrau,Neatni Tikoisuva,Viliame Baleisuva,Sailosi Kuru,Manasa Tamani,Eseroma Penijamini Mata,Toga Rokodi, Atunaisa Turagaigaiviu, Apenisa Canasau,Josua Niu.