May 12, 2022
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Moana Pasifika ring in changes

Moana Pasifika have made massive changes for their Super Rugby Pacific Round 13 clash against the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua on Saturday.

Coach Aaron Mauger is leaving no stone unturned in reshuffling the side that was defeated 26-20 by the Waratahs last week.

The front row trio remains with top try-scorer Abraham Pole at loosehead prop, Ray Niuia at hooker and former wallabies and Moana Pasifika captain Sekope Kepu will play at tighthead.

Loose forward Michael Curry shifts into the locking position with Alex McRobbie promoted elevated from the bench to the starting 15.

Sione Tu’ipulotu rejoins the match day 23 and is accompanied by Solomone Funaki and Henry-Time Stowers in the loosies.

Ereatara Enari returns at halfback with Lincoln McClutchie, to debut.

Danny Toala pairs with block-busting centre Solomone Kata in the midfield

Timoci Tavatavanawai and Tima Fainga’anuku have cemented their spots on the wing and will be joined by William Havili at fullback.

Heaps of experience of the bench which includes Jack Lam and Christian Leali’ifano to provide impact.

Moana Pasifika squad: Abraham Pole, Ray Niuia, Sekope Kepu, Michael Curry, Alex McRobbie, Sione Tu’ipulotu, Solomone Funaki, Henry Time-Stowers, Ereatara Enari, Lincoln McClutchie, Timoci Tavatavanawai, Danny Toala, Solomone Kata, Tima Fainga’anuku, William Havili, Samiuela Moli, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Joe ‘Apikotoa, Veikoso Poloniati, Jack Lam, Jonathan Taumateine, Christian Leali’ifano, Henry Taefu

By Noa Biudole

 


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