Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua are new participants at Super Rugby level who will give the Pacific competition a more provincial flavor among the New Zealand and Australian sides. Previous All Blacks Aaron Mauger and Filo Tiatia are answerable for forming the side that has a great crew for their first season.
Mauger said choosing the crew had not been simple, yet there was no questioning the players’ energy.
“We are especially invigorated by the equilibrium of our crew, we have insight, we have capable youthful players, we have shrewd game drivers who see how to uncover the qualities of our power competitors,” he said.
A piece of the interaction is adjusting the measures of rugby players have been presented to in 2021, because of Covid-19.
“A few people have had somewhat more rugby than others this year, however the individuals who have had their homegrown seasons upset by Covid, will come into camp tearing to get into it. They’re intellectually in an extraordinary spot, and their preparation program has been overseen cautiously,” he said.
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The Moana Pasifika squad is:
Hookers: Ray Niuia, Sam Moli, Luteru Tolai
Props: Sekope Kepu, Isileli Tuungafasi, Joe Apikotoa, Tau Koloamatangi, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Chris Apoua
Locks: Don Lolo, Mike McKee, Veikoso Poliniati, Alex McRobbie
Loose forwards: Henry Stowers, Jack Lam, Sione Tuipulotu, Solomone Funaki, Penitoa Finau, Lotu Inisi, Sam Slade, Alamanda Motuga
Halfbacks: Ereatara Enara, Jonathan Taumateine, Manu Paea
First five-eighths: Christian Leali’ifano, Lincoln McClutchie, William Havili
Midfield: Levi Aumua, Danny Toala, Henry Taefu, Fini Inisi, Solomone Kata
Outside backs: Lolagi Visinia, Neria Fomai, Tomasi Alosio, Timoci Tavatavanawai, Tima Fainga’anuku, Anzelo Tuituvu.