Nalaga to start on the wing for Nadroga

Former Flying Fijian Napolioni Nalaga will start on the wing for Nadroga tomorrow at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka against Suva.

Nalaga will wear the number 11 jersey while former Fiji 7s speedster Joeli Lutumailagi is the other winger for the Stallions.

Fiji Drua player Apisalome Waqatabu will be at fullback with Ifereimi Tovilevu and Jonetani Vasurakuta in the midfield, Joseva Kuricuva is at halfback while Josese Kurukavu is the flyhalf.

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The Nadroga front row will have Ratu Timoci Sauvoli, Ratunaisa Navuma and Jone Kuruiduadua.

Sailosi Dawai and captain Rupeni Nasiga are the locks with the loose forward trio of Aca Simolo, Jone Navori and Eremasi Radrodro.

Meanwhile, two players that were part of the 2017 Suva side that wrestled the Farebrother Sullivan trophy from Nadroga have been named in the team to face the Stallions tomorrow.

Suva captain John Stewart will start at inside centre while Ratu Meli Kurisaru will come off the bench.

Both players played pivotal roles in Suva’s 2017 win with Stewart scoring one and before setting up the winning try for Eroni Sau in the 81st minute of the match for 24-23 win.

Suva has named a powerful forward pack with Livai Natave,Sireli Ledua and Vesi Rarawa upfront.

Former Fiji 7s rep James Brown and Sorovakatini Tuifagalele are the locks.

The flankers are former Fiji 7s rep Elia Canakaivata and former Nadroga player Vasikali Mudu with Filimoni Seru at number eight.

Former RKS Deans halfback Leone Nawai is at halfback and Jone Manu at flyhalf.

Stewart and Apisalome Vota are expected to create a few problems in the midfield with Levani Kurimudu and Misaele Petero on the wings and Flying Fijians fullback Enele Malele will be wearing the number 15 jersey.

Nadroga will host Suva on Saturday at 3:30pm and you can watch the match LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FBC Sports channel on the Walesi platform.

You can catch the radio commentary on Bula FM.

The LIVE TV coverage will start at 1pm with the women’s game between Nadroga and Suva.

In other Skipper Cup matches tomorrow, Naitasiri host Lautoka at Ratu Cakobau Park, Yasawa play Nadi at Churchill Park in Lautoka and Namosi meet Tailevu at Thompson Park in Navua.


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