Blues name strong squad to play Maroons

The Eastern State Blues. Picture: NOA BIUDOLE.

Eastern State Blues coach Vulaono Dakuitoga is mixing youth with experience as he names a powerful line-up to take on the Western State Maroons in their Pherrus Vanua State of Origin tri-series opener tomorrow.

“This is their time, and I believe we have them focussed in where we want them,” Dakuitoga said during the team’s final session at Nadera ground today.

“I have selected a strong side to meet the Maroons, and I know the west will prepare the best that they have.”

“We will look for the win and I trust my boys to deliver.”

The match kicks off at ANZ Stadium at 5pm tomorrow.


Blues starting line-up:

1.Ropate Tobe 2.Jone Turaga  Nabetebetelevu 3.Pio Seci 4.Inoke Vasuturaga 5.Josua Camaisala 6.Jason Tigarea 7.Waisale Vesikula 8.Epeli Uluinavucu 9.Penaia Leveleve 10.Apakuki Tavodi (C) 11.Eparama Rabuni 12.Jovilisi Natoya 13.Joasa Drodrolagi 14.Esaroma Melo 15.Anisito Komai 16.Ilisavani Jegesa 17.Mosese Qionimacawa


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