Lovodua, Sokobalavu named to play Kumuls

Lovodua, Sokobalavu named to play Kumuls

St George Illawarra utility Joe Lovodua has been named at hooker for Fiji Bati to play Papua New Guinea during next week's NRL Representative Round.

Lovodua – who played in all but one of Fiji's Rugby League World Cup campaign last year – has been named at hooker for the Bati in Apisai Koroisau's absence.

ISP Dragons forward Pio Sokobalavu has also been named to face the Kumuls at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday, June 23.

Fiji Bati squad to face Papua New Guinea

1. Kevin Naiqama (c)
2. Suliasi Vunivalu
3. Akuila Uate
4. Tyrone Phillips
5. Marcelo Montoya
6. Jarryd Hayne
7. Henry Raiwalui
8. Kane Evans
9. Joe Lovodua
10. Tui Kamikamica
11. King Vuniyayawa
12. Salesi Junior Fainga'a
13. Jayson Bukuya

14. Eloni Vunakece
15. Pio Seci
16. Sitiveni Moceidreke
17. Pio Sokobalavu
18. Mikaele Ravalawa
19. Junior Roqica