Volavola named in the starting XV for Fiji

Date published: June 23 2016

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Fiji have made a number of changes to their matchday squad that successfully retained the Pacific Nations Cup title last week, that will face Georgia in Suva on Friday.

A new-look half-back combination sees scrum-half Nemia Kenatale and Crusaders playmaker Ben Volavola pair up while Naulia Dawai and Mosese Voka link up with number eight Eremasi Radrodro in the back row.

Peni Ravai and Taniela Koroi will pack down either side of captain Sunia Koto in the front row replacing Campese Ma'afu and Leeroy Atalifo respectively.

Fiji stalwart Seremaia Bai and Vereniki Goneva are named amongst the replacements.

Savenaca Tabakanalagi pairs up with Tevita Cavubati in the second row with the former coming in for Api Ratuniyarawa.

Highlanders speedster Patrick Osborne forms the back three with full-back Benito Masilevu and right wing Savenaca Rawaca.

Fiji: 15 Benito Masilevu, 14 Savenaca Rawaca, 13 Adriu Delai, 12 Eroni Vasiteri, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Nemia Kenatale, 8 Eremasi Radrodro, 7 Mosese Voka, 6 Naulia Dawai, 5 Tevita Cavubati, 4 Savenaca Tabakanalagi, 3 Taniela Koroi, 2 Sunia Koto (c), 1 Peni Ravai
Replacements: 16 Viliame Veikoso, 17 Campese Maáfu, 18 Mesake Doge, 19 Nemia Soqeta, 20 Malakai Ravulo, 21 Henry Seniloli, 22 Seremaia Bai, 23 Vereniki Goneva

Date: Friday, June 24
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Suva
Kick-off: 15:00 local (03:00 GMT)
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant Referees: George Clancy (Ireland), James Leckie (Australia)

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