THE Vodafone Fiji Bati will not be an easy pushover at the Rugby League World Cup if the form of Fijian players on the international circuit is anything to go by. Fiji National Rugby League chief executive officer Timoci Naleba said they wer impressed with the performance of Fijians in the NRL and confident of a good outing come the showdown from October 27 to December 2.
The standout player in the Bati is Suliasi Vunivalu, the replacement winger for the Melbourne Storm, who stunned the NRL since his debut. Vunivalu, who hails from the Toorak suburb in Suva, won the Try Scorer award during the Dally M Medal award with his performance this season and played a key role in Melbourne’s 34-6 win over North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium on October 1.
Naleba said they had been studying Bati guns all out for World Cup his progress in the NRL and looked forward to his inclusion in the Bati, who will be without Paramatta Eels star Semi Radradra, who has switched back to rugby union in France.
…..to read more buy your personal copy at