Ratu Kadavulevu School Under 15 rugby coach Masi Saqanavere has been appointed to be the Head Coach of the Vodafone National Under 18 School Boys Team that will tour New Zealand next month.

Saqanavere is a World Rugby Level 3 accredited Coach and joins the High Performance Unit of Fiji Rugby with a vast experience in coaching.

Fiji Rugby Union Chief Executive Officer John O’Connor confirmed the appointment after the interview process was held last week.

O’Connor says Saqanavere stood out from the other two capable applicants who were involved in Coaching at Provincial level.

He says Saqanavere’s first task is the New Zealand tour that is going to take place by the end of next month.

Saqanavere is no stranger to Fiji Rugby where he was the manager of the Vodafone Fijian Under‑20s to the World Junior Championship in Argentina earlier this year.

The Vodafone National Under‑18 School Boys Team will tour New Zealand to plays New Zealand Maori, New Zealand Barbarians, New Zealand Schools Boys, and Australian Boys from the 26th of September to the 4th of October.

The Fiji Rugby Union is also expected to name the National School Boys Under 14, 15, 16 and 17 later this week for training camps next week.


Vodafone Fiji‑Under 18s Extended Squad:

John Mullaer Ratu Kadavulevu School

Marika Nawadua Lelean Memorial School

Alipate Toko Natabua High School

Semi Qica Ratu Kadavulevu School

Seremaia Komailevuka Marist Brother High School

Easi Tawake Lelean Memorial School

Draunidalo Ratu Kadavulevu School

Noa Baivatu Latter Day Saints

Aisake Raqacia Queen Victoria School

Jacoro Waqanivalu Marist Brothers High School

Asivorosi Tora Ratu Kadavulevu School

Lorima Nodrakuro Latter Day Saints

Kiti Salawa Ratu Navula College

Aporosa Dainiteri Nasinu Secondary School

Inia Yavala Ratu Kadavulevu School

Maximus Lestro Lelean Memorial School

Ilikimi Torosi Ratu Kadavulevu School

Talatala Tokaibai Marist Brothers High School

Semi Savubula Queen Victoria School

Mosese Qionimacawa Ratu Kadavulevu School

Isimeli Nayacakalou Lelean Memorial School

Onisimo Yabaki Queen Victoria School

Josateki Tuituba Cuvu College

Mesake Tove Cuvu College

Jovilisi Taraka Ratu Kadavulevu School

Kelepi Mataitonga Cuvu College

Jack Volavola Cuvu College

Rupeni Geka Lelean Memorial School

Evironi Korobiau Ratu Kadavulevu School

Kelemedi Tubutubu Latter Day Saints

Maikeli Virimi Ratu Kadavulevu School

Aisea Natoga Swami Vivekanandan

Michael Ofati Lelean Memorial School

Lino Koroibuto Lelean Memorial School

Senirusi Rauqe Marist Brothers High School

Sevuloni Lutu Cuvu College

Ilaitia Nabati Ratu Navula College

Nemani Mudreilagi Natabua High School

Vuate Karawalevu Marist Brothers High School

Rusiate Kaibau Queen Victoria School

Vodafone Fiji‑Under 18s Matches in New Zealand


22nd August – Rotorua

Vodafone Fiji‑Under 18s VS New Zealand Maori


26th August – Hamilton

Vodafone Fiji‑Under 18s VS Australian School Boys


30th August – Hamilton

Vodafone Fiji‑Under 18s VS New Zealand School Boys


4th September – Hamilton

Vodafone Fiji‑Under 18s VS New Zealand Barbarians

Source – FijiVillage

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