PNC- Fiji & Samoa name powerful sides
Fiji and Samoa have named strong teams to kick off the 2008 Pacific Nations Cup in less than 48 hrs. Local weather has been wet and conditions at this stage will suit big men in wet rugby, both these teams boast plenty of these and it will be a gigantic beating of the chests in the forwards to see who comes out on top. Driving past Nadi airport you see a series of private jets parked up, this feeling of super star status is also written all over this game as a lot of these boys have flown on from Europe & Japan to grace this field.
FIJI: 15 Taniela Rawaqa, 14 Timoci Nagusa, 13 Sireli Naqelevuki, 12 Kameli Ratuvou, 11 Vilimoni Delasau, 10 Waisea Luveniyali, 9 Mosese Rauluni, 8 Netani Talei, 7 Aca Ratuva, 6 Semisi Naevo, 5 Kele Leawere, 4 Ifereimi Rawaqa, 3 Jone Railomo, 2 Sunia Koto, 1 Graham Dewes
Reserves: Vereniki Sauturaga, Viliame Seuseu, Wame Lewaravu, Akapusi Qera, Aporosa Vata, Jonetani Ralulu, Marika Vakacegu
Coach: Ilivasi Tabua
SAMOA: 15 Esera Lauina, 14 David Lemi, 13 Paletuatoa Toelupe, 12 Samasoni Moala, 11 Henry Faafili, 10 Roger Warren, 9 Notise Tauafao, 8 George Stowers, 7 Bell Sasulu, 6 Raymond Stowers, 5 Chad Slade, 4 Filipo Lavea Levi, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Mahonri Schwalger, 1 Evile Telea
Reserves: Mullufi Salanoa, Heroshi Tea, Semo Sititi, Jonathan Faamatuainu, Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu, Gasolo Salima, Neli Sasulu
Coach: Tuaia Lepale Niko Palamo