June 17, 2022
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Batibasaga, Naiqama benched against Canada

Ex-Fijiana and NSW Waratahs halfback Iliseva Batibasaga and Australian-born Fijian Sera Naiqama will start from the reserve bench in their clash against Canada in the final Pacific Four tomorrow.
 
Layne Morgan comes at halfback shifting Batibasaga to the reserve bench while Naiqama makes her return.
 
Wallaroos coach Jay Tregonning has made several changes to the side with Piper Duck, and Cecilia Smith starting in their first Test matches after impressive performances from the bench.
 
Duck comes into blindside flanker for Emily Chancellor, joined by captain Shannon Parry and Grace Hamilton.
 
Brumbies backrower Grace Kemp is in line for her debut off the bench, joining Naiqama.
 
The Wallaroos will play Canada at Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei at 11:30 am tomorrow.
 
Wallaroos: Liz Patu, Ashley Marsters, Bridie O’Gorman, Michaela Leonard, Kaitlan Leaney, Piper Duck, Shannon Parry, Grace Hamilton, Layne Morgan, Arabella McKenzie, Lori Cramer, Cecilia Smith, Georgina Friedrichs, Jemima McCalman, Pauline Piliae-Rasabale
 
Reserves: iarna Molloy, Madison Schuck, Asoiva Karpani, Sera Naiqama, Grace Kemp, Iliseva Batibasaga, Trilleen Pomare, Mahalia Murphy
 
Canada team: Olivia DeMerchant, Emily Tuttosi, DaLeaka Menin, Tyson Beukeboom, Abby Duguid, Gabrielle Senft, Pamphinette Buisa, Sophie de Goede, Justine Pelletier, Taylor Perry, Paige Farries, Alexandra Tessier, Sara Kaljuvee, Alysha Corrigan, Elissa Alarie,
 
Reserves: Laura Russell, Brittany Kassil, Alex Ellis, Emma Taylor, McKinley Hunt, Sara Svoboda, Brianna Miller, Maddy Grant
 
By Romeka Romena  


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