November 22, 2021
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23 Fijians named in Super Rugby teams

23 Fijian players have been named in the respective franchises for the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season.

Wallabies backrower Rob Valetini is the only Fijian player to be named in the Brumbies confirmed squad. The 23-year-old has featured in 16 tests for the Wallabies after he commenced with the Australia Under 20s.

Moses Sorovi and outside back Ilikena Vudogo have been named in the Melbourne Rebels squad.

Sorovi is a latest signing from Queensland Reds while Vudogo is a returning player.

However, the side will not have the services of Fijians Frank Lomani, Isi Naisarani and Marika Koroibete.

Sharing links to Fiji, flanker Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco and outside backs Mark Nawaqanitawase have confirmed their spot in the New South Wales Warratahs for the next season.

Warren-Vosayaco has made his debut from the bench while Nawaqanitawase shifted from wing to flanker recently.

Queensland Reds will continue to see the services of Fijian backrower Seru Uru, winger Filipo Daugunu, utility Ilaisa Droasese and cross code winger Suliasi Vunivalu.

Western Force will feature their only signing of the season and that is former Crusaders winger Manasa Mataele.

Mataele has been named at the outside backs position and will make a strong return to Super Rugby after missing out for a while due to injury.

Young outside back Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens and No.8 Hoskins Sotutu who share links to Fiji have been named in the Blues squad.

Fiji-born loose forward Pita Gus Sowakula and former Blues winger Emoni Narawa are named in Chiefs 38 member squad.

Sowakula was one of the key players who helped Tarakani win the NPC beating Otago by 32-19 on Sunday.

Bay of Plenty's Emoni Narawa will shift south from the Blues to reunite with his former coach Clayton McMillan.

Narawa is a product of Hamilton Boys High School and the exciting utility back has been a key contributor for the Bay of Plenty Steamers, developing an impressive attacking skill set.

Hurricanes will continue with the service of young Salesi Rayasi at the back line.

Kini Naholo, the younger brother of Fijian-All Blacks Waisake Naholo will be a new face in Crusaders alongside experienced Sevu Reece and George Bower.

Fiji-born and Waikato winger Mosese Dawai is the latest inclusion in the Highlanders squad. Highlanders will also have Vilimoni Koroi while Jona Nareki remains injured.

New franchise Moana Pasifika will feature young Fijian Timoci Tavatavanawai in the new format of the competition.

Meanwhile, the 18-week season will kick-off on Friday 18 February when the Brumbies face the Moana Pasifika at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland

By Romeka Romena


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