October 07, 2012
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Naka, Iniga back to boost youthful Rewa

James Naka jets in tomorrow, bringing with him a ray of hope to the Delta Tigers who will be running onto Govind Park for the 2012 IDC without five key players.

Team coach and player Marika Rodu told FijiLive, the return of Naka and Abraham Iniga to the fold injects some experience and familiarity to the Rewa squad who have included a host of youth players hoping their enthusiasm, mobility and athleticism will make up for the absence of Apisai Smith, Kelepi Qaqa, Misaele Draunibaka, Peniame Drova and Usaia Tadu.

“So to have the two back is really great for us,” Rodu said.

“Now we are just focusing on getting the players to gel in well. We played our second game against Nasinu today after a hit-out yesterday all to try and get back some flow in our pattern of play.”

Rodu said it would be great to play more warm-up matches with Naka joining the team tomorrow.

“As we go along the players are showing more confidence in their games and their passing is getting there while we work on our attacking game.”

The Delta Tigers will play Ba in their opening game at 7.15pm Wednesday.

They will leave for the West Tuesday afternoon.

Rewa Squad: Emori Rokoboa, Ashish Narayan, Lorima Dau, Betsy Ali, Marika Rodu, Rt Luke Lomasalato, Roderick Singh, Iosefo Verevou, Leone Vurukania, Nasoni Mereke, Robert Tasso, Akash Sharma, James Naka, Epeli saukuru, Rt Semi Dileqa, Menuesi Senibuli, Abraham Iniga, Setareki Hughes, Mosese Gadai, Kevin Singh, Sunil Prasad, Epeli Loaniceva

By Lavenia Vuadreu

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