Goneva named in Flying Fijians starting line-up

Veteran Utility back Vereniki Goneva has been named to start in the Flying Fijians line up against the Manu Samoa on Saturday.

Goneva missed the first four matches and has impressed Coach John McKee with fellow Nadi man Setareki Tuicuvu during training.

The duo will be in the starting fifteens game.

“We all know what a great player he is and a leader on and off the field,’ McKee said in his remarks about Goneva.

“Tuicuvu is a young player on the way up and has had some real match time.”

McKee adds that the Nadi duo are in top form and will be players to watch.

Ben Volavola also returns to start at fly-half after missing the match against Canada.

Captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu will be on the flanks with Semi Kunatani, while Tevita Cavubati returns to the line-up to partner with Leone Nakarawa at Locks.

Viliame Mata retains No. 8.

The Flying Fijians take on Manu Samoa at 7.15pm (local time) at ANZ Stadium in Suva.