‘The Trailer’ Radradra to make Flying Fijians debut
15 June, 2018, 7:00 am
STAR flyer Semi Radradra will make his Flying Fijians debut against Georgia on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
The former NRL prolific try scorer is one the three changes made by head coach John McKee from the side that defeated Manu Samoa last weekend.
Joining Radradra in the explosive backline is giant winger Nemani Nadolo who replaces Benito Masilevu.
Radradra replaces Sevanaia Galala and will partner hard-hitting Jale Vatubua in the midfields.
A notable inclusion to the run-on team is young Nadroga hooker Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto who made his debut from the bench in last week’s encounter.
Utility backline Timoci Nagusa will start from the bench after missing out in last week’s game.
Head Coach John McKee said the inclusion of Radradra, Nadolo and Nagusa would add depth to the team.
“The inclusion of Nemani Nadolo and Jim Nagusa (off the bench) adds experience and fire power to the squad,” McKee said.
“It’s exciting for Semi Radradra to finally make his debut for the Flying Fijians.”
Warhorse Akapusi Qera will lead the team.
The game will be held at the ANZ National Stadium in Suva at 3pm.
Team: 1.Campese Ma’afu 2. Ratu Vere Vugakoto 3.Manasa Saulo 4. Apisalome Ratuniyarawa 5. Leone Nakarawa 6. Dominiko Waqaniburotu 7. Akapusi Qera (C) 8. Viliame Mata 9. Henry Seniloli 10. Ben Volavola 11. Nemani Nadolo 12. Jale Vatubua 13. Semi Radradra 14. Vereniki Goneva 15. Kini Murimurivalu
Reserves: Ratunaisa Navuma, Eroni Mawi, Kalivati Tawake, Sikeli Nabou, Nemani Nagusa, Frank Lomani, Alivereti Veitokani, Timoci Nagusa