November 06, 2012
  Follow @ Twitter

Deacon Manu confirmed as Fiji XVs captain

Prop Deacon Manu, 33, has been named as team captain by Flying Fijians Head Coach Inoke Male.

Head Coach Inoke Male in a FRU statement said that Manu will provide the experience that the front row needs when they take on England seeing that he can play both sides of the scrum but specialises at tight head.

“Manu has led the team before and has shown good leadership skills, with his experience and the respect the boys have in him I am confident that he has the qualities in him to not only lead the front row, but the whole team.”

The 33-year-old Llanelli Scarlets prop made his debut for Fiji in 2009 against Scotland and captained Fiji in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He has played 12 test matches for Fiji and was captain for the Flying Fijians in their game against Australia and also in the Europe tour in 2010.

Sireli Naqelevuki, Akapusi Qera, Kameli Ratuvou and Tuapati Talemaitoga have also joined camp.



First Caps for Flying Fijians debutants
Tongan star Maka faces anxious wait

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!



Naholo seals deal with Highlanders
Fiji-born former New Zealand 7s wing Waisake Naholo has signed with the Highlanders for the new Super Rugby season.
Top teams stumble in AFFA IDC
Star studded teams, Ba and Dreketi suffered losses on the opening day of the 2014 Australia Fiji Football Association (AFFA) Inter District Championship in Sydney.
Indian Prime Minister Modi to visit Fiji
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Fiji next month after the G20 summit and his bilateral talks with the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Chavez in Venezuela after cancer surgery
President Hugo Chavez surprised and in many cases delighted Venezuelans by returning home on Monday, albeit to an uncertain future, ending a more than two-month absence in Cuba for cancer treatment.
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
Apple hit by hackers
Apple on Tuesday said it was hit by hackers who wormed their way into the California company's system but evidently failed to steal any data.