4 Jul 2008

Fiji rugby union coach names four debutantes in their final Pacific Nations Cup

9:56 am on 4 July 2008

The Flying Fijians rugby team coach - Ilivasi Tabua has named four new caps for their final International Rugby Board Pacific Nations Cup match against Tonga in Nukualofa.

Josefa Domolailai and Jerry Tuilevu in the starting lineup, while Rupeni Nasiga and Iliesa Keresoni are on the bench.

The other change in the forwards sees the return of Aca Ratuva who will pair up with Deryck Thomas at the flanks.

In the backline, Michael Tagicakibau and Marika Vakacegu will both undergo a further fitness test before their positions are confirmed, and they've been bracketed with Vereniki Goneva and Saula Radidi at left wing and inside centre respectively.

FIJI: 15 Dan Rawaqa, 14 Jerry Tuilevu, 13 Sireli Naqelevuki, 12 Saula Radidi (Marika Vakacegu), 11 Vereniki Goneva (Michael Tagicakibau), 10 Waisea Luveniyali, 9 Aporosa Vata, 8 Netani Talei, 7 Aca Ratuva, 6 Deryck Thomas, 5 Kele Leawere (capt), 4 Josefa Domolailai, 3 Jone Railomo, 2 Sunia Koto, 1 Graham Dewes

Reserves: Vereniki Sauturaga, Viliame Seuseu, Sailosi Rabonaqica, Rupeni Nasiga, Nemia Kenatale, Jonetani Ralulu, Iliesa Keresoni