Fiji chop and change for Samoa

Date published: June 16 2016

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Fiji head coach John McKee has named another strong line up to face Samoa team in their 2016 Pacific Nations Cup match in Suva on Saturday.

The side has several alterations as well as some positional switches.

In the back-line, Waisea Nayacalevu comes in on the right wing in place of Patrick Osborne, who moves to the other wing where he replaces Adriu Delai, while Henry Seniloli is preferred to Nemia Kenatale at scrum-half and Ben Volavola makes way for Seremaia Bai at fly-half.

Up front, Eremasi Radrodro starts at number eight in place of Nemia Soqeta while Naulia Dawai moves to the openside flank where he replaces Malakai Ravulo while Leone Nakarawa shifts to the blindside flank from lock.

This sees Api Ratuniyarawa coming into the second row in the final change.

This is Fiji's second Pacific Nations Cup match after last weekend's narrow victory over Tonga in Suva.

Fiji: 15 Samisoni Viriviri, 14 Waisea Nayacalevu, 13 Vereniki Goneva, 12 Eroni Vasiteri, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Seremaia Bai, 9 Henry Seniloli, 8 Eremasi Radrodro, 7 Naulia Dawai, 6 Leone Nakarawa, 5 Tevita Cavubati, 4 Api Ratuniyarawa, 3 Leeroy Atalifo, 2 Sunia Koto (c), 1 Campese Maáfu 
Replacements: 16 Viliame Veikoso, 17 Peni Ravai, 18 Taniela Koroi, 19 Nemia Soqeta, 20 Mosese Voka, 21 Serupepeli Vularika, 22 Ben Volavola, 23 Benito Masilevu.

Date: Saturday, June 18
Venue: ANZ National Stadium, Suva
Kick-off: 15:00 local (03:00 GMT)
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: JP Doyle (England), James Leckie (Australia)

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